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Activists protest at Sherman Oaks pet store

November 27, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
An animal rights group held a protest in front of a Sherman Oaks pet store Friday.Demonstrators accuse the Puppy and Me pet store of getting its animals from so-called puppy mills.

Protesters identify themselves as members of a group called Puppies Aren't Products.

"We just want to educate the public that pet stores tend to be consumer fraud stores that sell puppy mill dogs," said Elizabeth Oreck of Puppies Aren't Products.

"They have been bashing every single person that will refuse to listen. They have been saying vulgar obscenities, they have been making fun of people with disabilities, that is not a peaceful protest by any means," said Evelyn, the pet store owner's daughter.

Both the demonstrators and the owners of the pet store each say they've tried to accommodate the other side. However, no agreement has been worked out.


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