Puppy Mill Protest – Tucson

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    When:
    March 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    2017-03-18T10:00:00-07:00
    2017-03-18T12:00:00-07:00
    Where:
    Tucson Mall
    4500 N Oracle Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85705
    USA

    “The March Puppy Mill Protest will be held on Saturday from 10 am to noon at the west entrance to the Tucson Mall. (For regular participants, take note that this protest will be located to the north of where the protest is usually held, at the Oracle and Auto Mall entrance near Sears.) Park as far away from businesses as possible and please consider wearing a hat, and bring water. Signs will be available!

    Tucson Mall is home to one of the state’s largest pet store enterprises — Animal Kingdom — in partnership with Puppies ‘n Love. These stores purchase and sell puppies, the majority of whom are driven here in vans from commercial breeding facilities in the Midwest to be sold for thousands of dollars. How to end the puppy mill trade? Don’t buy from pet stores is a great start.

    “If you buy a puppy from a pet store, this is what you’re paying for and nothing else: a dog raised in puppy-mill evil.” (John Goodwin, director of The Humane Society of the United States – Puppy Mills Campaign)

    #AdoptDontShop

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1760677640916011/. Hosted by Animals First Arizona (AFA), https://www.facebook.com/AnimalsFirstArizona/

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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