Top puppy mill advocate leaders meet in Chicago November 5-7, 2010.

Chicago, Illinois- November 3, 2010. For the first time in history, The Puppy Mill Project and The Iowa Voters for Companion Animals will host a multi-state meeting at which advocates from across the country will join forces to combat puppy mills.
 
Nov. 3, 2010 - PRLog -- For the first time in history, The Puppy Mill Project and The Iowa Voters for Companion Animals will host a multi-state meeting at which advocates from across the country will join forces to combat puppy mills and their negative impact on animal welfare.

The Puppy Mill Project was founded by Cari Meyers in September 2009. One of the organization's primary missions is to educate the public about puppy mills and their direct connection to pet stores, internet and newspaper ads. The Puppy Mill Project is a leader in the fight against commercial breeding facilities and the pet shops who purchase puppy mill puppies. They hold weekly demonstrations throughout the Chicagoland area, and provide current information regarding animal welfare legislation.
According to co-organizer, Mary K. LaHay of The Iowa Voters for Companion Animals,
“This event will be attended by top advocates from nine states and we will form a coalition that will work together on legislation and education at both the state and national level.” Iowa Voters for Companion Animals was founded in 2009 by LaHay to address the puppy mill issue in Iowa. This grassroots organization was instrumental in gaining passage of a new law which allows for greater oversight of Iowa's 400 plus USDA licensed commercial dog breeding kennels.

Both groups support state and federal legislation aimed at protecting dogs from the inhumane treatment they receive in puppy mills.
The organization's websites are: www.thepuppymillproject.org and www.IowaVCA.org

Contact:
The Puppy Mill Project
info@thepuppymillproject.org

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The Puppy Mill Project is an Illinois non for profit and registered 501(c)3 charity, created in September, 2009. The organization is a leader in the fight against puppy mills and the pet shops, whose puppies originate from puppy mills.
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