The Silent War Against Animal Welfare


If you don’t think there’s big money to be made in the “pet industry,” you are clearly not paying attention. They’re forking out big bucks to change the playing field for breeders, while you are zoned out in front of a drug industry commercial, looking for the strategically placed pure-breed dog.

Here are a few tidbits to wake you up and get you thinking.

Ed Sayres, who resigned this year as president and CEO of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), was recently hired as President and CEO of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council. PIJAC is one of the largest pro-puppy mill lobbying groups in the nation.

sayres aspca Here’s a photo of Sayres during his tenure at ASPCA

PIJAC, along with the American Pet Products Association (APPA), are supporting the pet store chain Puppies ‘N Love as they file a lawsuit challenging a Phoenix law…

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