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**FAUN "Adopt, Don't Shop" demo @ Breeders Association Of America in Brick, NJ**

In the U.S. alone, about 4 million dogs are bred in high-volume commercial kennels (puppy mills) every year, while nearly 5 million animals are killed in shelters every year. Retail pet stores such as "Breeders Association Of America" in Brick, NJ are emblematic of this problem. They buy animals from sources they won't readily reveal, shamelessly insisting that the animals come from "reputable breeders." We know where these animals come from: high-volume commercial kennels (puppy mills) in the mid-western United States, and we have a volume of USDA records to prove it.

Please come out and help FAUN in our Adopt, Don't Shop! campaign. Stand with us in our mission to enlighten the public to the reality of today's overpopulated, overwhelmed shelter system, and the intrinsic connectedness of retail pet stores and puppy mills to this burgeoning problem. We will be peacefully demonstrating outside the store on the public right-of-way. Please look for our signs.


WHAT: FAUN  "Adopt, Don't Shop!" demo/educational outreach

WHERE: Breeders Association Of America, 588 Route 70 West, Brick NJ, 08723

WHEN: Sunday, July 13, 2014

TIME: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

DIRECTIONS/PARKING/OTHER INFO:

Call [masked] or email [masked]


*Additional "hard/fast" info on pet stores/puppy mills*

http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-puppy-mills

http://www.prisonersofgreed.org/Commercial-kennel-facts.html

http://www.idausa.org/facts/pmfacts.html

 

*More background on the problem of puppy mills*

It is estimated that more than 90% of the puppies supplied to retail pet stores today come from puppy mills. Most of the "reputable breeders" shamelessly advertising themselves and selling their living commodities in newspaper classifieds, on the Internet and, of course, in retail pet stores such as Breeders Association Of America, are also connected to puppy mills. Those unscrupulous people who own and run puppy mills wheel and deal in innocent living beings for one reason alone - PROFIT.

That added to the fact that the upkeep of dozens or even hundreds of animals for later sale is a costly endeavor, means most puppy mills are run on a threadbare budget; all expenses related to animal safety, health, welfare and happiness are minimized, with the express purpose of maximizing profits from the sale of those very same animals.Yes, exactly, it's wholesale exploitation. These animals live in dilapidated sheds, in rows of rusty cages, in filthy barns. Dogs are confined to miserable cages, they rarely have more space to move around than the minimum required by law - six inches more on all sides than the physical size of the dog.

"Breeder" females are impregnated incessantly, and when they are no longer able to have babies (add to the puppy profiteer's wealth) they are considered a liability, discarded, even gassed. Puppy mills. This is the murky, insidious world in which most of our "companion" animals spend the first part of their lives. Horrible though they be, puppy mills are legal and regulated by the federal government and some state governments as well. Government regulations, however, do not ensure a humane life for dogs; they do little more than require food, water and shelter.There are nearly 6,000 federally licensed commercial kennels in the country, and all exist to supply the nation’s pet stores with a constant supply of new puppies.

We can not depend on political, religious or social "leaders" to make the changes that need to be made to this morally bankrupt system which puts a dollar sign on everything that lives and breathes on this planet. It's up to conscientious individuals to stand up for these precious little beings and be their voices,, to share with the public of Brick, NJ and elsewhere what we know about the horrible trade which is the soft white underbelly of retail pet stores, and which so heartlessly commodifies living beings and subjects them to confinement, sickness, disease, all manner of physical and psychological ailments. Our signs, literature and video paint an irrefutable picture of who and what we're fighting for, what we need are compassionate, valiant volunteers like you to come out and help us act as voices for the voiceless.

For more information on this demo or on the ongoing FAUN "Adopt, Don't Shop!" campaign, don't hesitate to e-mail FAUN at [masked].

Fight for animal rights!

www.faunnj.org

 

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  • Mary Diane B.

    Sorry I have been driving 2.5 hrs and can't find 588 rt 70, I mapquest it took me too chambers bridge rd. I an heading home a

    July 13, 2014

    • Courtney F.

      I'm so sorry Mary. I had my phone number on this page. If that ever happens again where you can't find us, definitely call the number. Thanks for trying to come out! I don't know why it kept taking you to Chambersbridge. :(

      July 13, 2014

    • Mary Diane B.

      I'll keep it in mind and if you know any members near Medford, let me know ok

      July 14, 2014

  • KIM

    Hi Mary. It would have been nice to meet you. Sorry to hear your GPS failed you :(. I usually mapquest directions and take them with me while using my GPS. MapQuest shows you the exact location using 588 rt 70 BRICK NJ. Chambers Bridge was 1 street over. I hope to see you at the next demo! Please take the contact # with you next time, in case you have any trouble again or contact me directly and I will give you my # as well.

    July 13, 2014

    • Mary Diane B.

      Thanks Kim, but it wasn't the gps, infact was mapquest. I just wished some members close enough for me to meet up would consider a carpool. I did manage with one to the circus demo, I think Pemberton area, but since she's been too busy. Oh well, if it weren't for bad luck I would have no luck.

      July 14, 2014

  • Mary Diane B.

    I tried, actually this is would of been my 3rd out of 5 attempts to meet-up for causes. I did make the two circus demo Trenton, ? ?? senior moment. Yesterday, mapquest gave me directions, up to Chambersbridge rd, made a left off of 70 but drove around another hour,=3 hrs of wasted time that could have been more productive elsewhere. I did put a text out there for someone seeing it to direct me since I was so close. I did get several responses, Thank you, but that was hours later, already home then. In the future, I hope someone near me wants to car pool, because 3 out of 5 attempts just isn't getting it.

    July 14, 2014

  • Patty G.

    Sorry Zeus and I didn't make it on Sunday. I thought it was Saturday and drove down through 2.5 hours of shore traffic and no one was there! (Ugh!) I already had plans for Sunday. What's the emoticon for embarrased? lol

    July 14, 2014

  • Patty G.

    Will bring Zeus if not too hot.

    June 28, 2014

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