A large number of animal advocates from San Diego County and Orange County protested at the intersection of Highway 78 and El Camino Real, leading to the mall. They handed out flyers and talked to consumers about California Pets, puppy stores and puppy mills. At the same time, an anonymous freeway blogger also hung five giant banners with similiar slogans on the bridge which could be seen from Highway 78.
The Animal Defense Team then processed in an attention-getting parade. We carried signs and marched behind the large Ban Puppy Stores banner through the entire length of the Carlsbad Plaza Camino Real Shopping Center, going up the escalator and ending at the front door of California Pets.
Some demonstrators continued to protest in front of the store while
a large number went inside to document the number of puppies, their ages, breeds, ID numbers and breeders. California Pets Carlsbad has 55 dogs from 41 different breeders. The majority are in Missouri, Iowa, Arkansas and Oklahoma, notorious puppy mill states. This store also has a location in
North County Fair in Escondido.
We are now conducting investigations into these breeders.
BOYCOTT CALIFORNIA PETS!
Saturday May 8
11 AM - 1 PM
Protest at Mission Valley Shopping Center
home of Puparazzi Pets
We will begin at the intersection of
Mission Center Rd. and
Camino Del Rio North