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Protesters Demonstrate at NYC Pet Store Exposed for Abusing Animals

August 2, 2017 by Leave a Comment


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Just days after the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released video footage of pet shop employees abusing and neglecting puppies, over 50 animal rights activists and local area residents staged a protest at the store, Chelsea Kennel Club. NY Animal Defenders, the grass roots group that organized the protest, said that the video taken by an undercover investigator at HSUS “shows violence toward and rough handling of young puppies, neglect of sick animals, failure to disclose illnesses to customers, and other shameful behavior.”

NY Animal Defenders said the purpose of the protest was to demand an immediate investigation into the businesses of Dana Derragh, who owns several pet stores in NYC, and for the immediate closure of Chelsea Kennel Club. Participants also used the protest as an opportunity to inform neighbors about the abuses taking place inside and to encourage the public to adopt dogs instead of buying them from pet shops, which sell puppy mill dogs.

Animal rights activists march through Chelsea to educate area residents about the abuses uncovered at Chelsea Kennel Club, a pet store that sells puppy mill dogs

“This is what happens when profit is placed ahead of animal rescue and welfare efforts – abuse, cutting corners to save pennies, and lying to customers,” said Leo Nardo of NY Animal Defenders. “Instead of buying an animal companion, New Yorkers should adopt at one of the city’s many animal shelters, which are full of dogs and cats who desperately need a home.”

Animal rights activists demand that NYC shut down Chelsea Kennel Club after video showing abuses is released by HSUS

A day before the protest, several activists entered the store to confront the owner and inform unsuspecting customers about the abuses.

Animal rights activists disrupt business at Chelsea Kennel Club, a pet shop caught on camera abusing animals



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  1. Los ANIMALES TIENEN DERECHOS…..HAY QUE RESPETARLOS….DIOS VE TODO HUMANOS

  2. anne marie mac pherson says:

    How these people think they can get away with this disgusting behavior on these beautiful pets.

  3. anne marie mac pherson says:

    How these people think they can get away with this disgusting behavior on these beautiful pets. We can put a STOP to it!!. Shut them down.

  4. L Ferry says:

    Thanks Angela for telling the truth. Until we take these abuses seriously and apply just punishment, nothing will change. Don’t even get me started on the abuses that are in the Racing Greyhound Community. We work tirelessly to help to change these terrible abuses of these gentle dogs. We are their voice and will not stop until all para-mutual horror houses are shut down forever!!!

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  5. Angela says:

    First, I want to Thank each and every person that put their heart and time into protesting against this despicable abuse! Secondly, why isn’t the HS filing abuse charges against the owner/employees for cruelty and abuse when they have video proof?! If thats one thing I hate about the US and have no respect for is the laws in this country for animal cruelty only apply to a fraction of the public!! Shelters, pet stores, farms, puppy mills and certain states,animal cruelty laws DO NOT APPLY!! Our justice system is a failure because it only applies to the selected and not all! The laws against animal abuse in America MUST APPLY TO ALL WITHOUT EXCEPTION!!

    1. L Ferry says:

      Thanks Angela for telling the truth. Until we take these abuses seriously and apply just punishment, nothing will change. Don’t even get me started on the abuses that are in the Racing Greyhound Community. We work tirelessly to help to change these terrible abuses of these gentle dogs. We are their voice and will not stop until all para-mutual horror houses are shut down forever!!!

  6. carmen aguas says:

    you need to shut her down

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