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Old 07-16-2014, 01:05 PM
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As you all know I am a huge believer in Animal Rights, Rescue, and NO Puppy Mills. Well I have been facing a huge obstacle lately and I need your thoughts and opinions on how to handle this properly.

The Salt Water club I am a member has a sponsor by the name of Petland (HUGE PUPPY MILL ISSUES) (old thread from where I realized about Petland).
https://www.chihuahua-people.com/chi-...l-puppies.html The sponsorship is they give discounts to members who go there and they have a little section on the forum to post sales etc. Ok I can live with that I just do not go there and I do not enter that section of the forum. They never attend events etc so I do not have to see them. I also had a huge post on the horror of the situation on that forum after I found out about Petland but most people do not under stand that buying fish and coral there still supports puppy mills.

Well last Sunday they attended a meeting. Long story short I freaked as we were looking around and I looked up and saw them. I grabbed my OH and screamed NO! Puppy Mills! I spent most of the rest of the event on the other side of the room, or hallway as I did not trust myself. Later that night I was in tears debating if I should leave the club. I love the club, the community etc and I want to get more involved and I need their help with the new tank.

I have worked very hard my entire life to protect animals. I hold many titles personal and work wise that could be frowned up if associated with Petland. I do not want to be labeled a hypocrite liar etc. So yesterday I removed my cute siggy from my user profile (same wonderful siggy used here) and put up the following quote:

“Petland has a terrible reputation in the marketplace,” said Fairfax City Mayor Scott Silverthorne. “All you have to do is Google it and it’s a national problem.”
Fairfax mayor explores tougher rules for pet store -- FairfaxTimes.com

I figured using that quote was not too harsh and not inappropriate as it is the truth spoken by the mayor. I know a few members have reported it but so far no one has said anything to me and I was on a conference call last night with some folks. I feel by doing that I am still capable to be a member without being associated with them and letting my disproval be known. Also petland does not match our group mission statement of educations, conservation etc.

Am I wrong? Right? How would you handle this?
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I feel for you!! It's never easy to stand firm for what you believe, but it's always the right thing to do. You go girl!!!
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I feel for you!! It's never easy to stand firm for what you believe, but it's always the right thing to do. You go girl!!!
Thank you! I just know this is a very touchy subject for me so I can come off cross so trying to figure out how to handle it is hard
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Thank you! I just know this is a very touchy subject for me so I can come off cross so trying to figure out how to handle it is hard
My mom has always told me it's not what you say it's how you say it. Your just passionate about your beliefs as you should be for the good of the animals that need protection. As long as you are aware of what you consider may be your obstacle in this situation beforehand to plan how to overcome, you should be fine.
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My mom has always told me it's not what you say it's how you say it. Your just passionate about your beliefs as you should be for the good of the animals that need protection. As long as you are aware of what you consider may be your obstacle in this situation beforehand to plan how to overcome, you should be fine.
Exactly! I am always PC about it never curse etc but most people can't handle the truth!
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I think you need to stick with your beliefs. I couldn't stay in the club and do/say nothing either.
The way I see it your options are:
1. Leave the club, and find another. Not ideal as nothing will have changed, but you can kick up a big fuss when you know you are going to be walking away.

2. Get the club to drop their deal with Petland. This is what I would try, but it won't be easy. If you can get the other members to see your concerns (that is the easy bit, for the most part it is ignorance, when people know what their money is supporting they will be as shocked and horrified as you are) you can petition the club to drop Petland as a sponsor. Finding another more ethical sponsor to replace them will also help.

3. Get Petland to change their policy. Obviously this will be a long-term goal, but you have to keep trying.
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Chicago has just passed a law making it illegal for pet shops to sell puppies. Don't know when it goes into effect. I hope that Petland will eventually sell puppies from the pound. I know they won't be able to sell them for thousands, but maybe it would help the euthansia rate a little.
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Thank you everyone!

I have offered to pay the sponsorship fee that Petland does if they get rid of them when the current one expires.

I am trying the stand your ground/ education aspect right now but if it doesn't work I will most likely leave. I am hoping this works. I am just really upset about this.
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