In America September the 19th is Puppy Mill Awareness day. (Puppy farms in the US are called puppy mills, don't ask me why.)
Isn't it a great idea?
Shouldn't we join in? Share the date and DIY our own campaign?
Let's have a brainstorm about things we could all do on that day to raise the public's awareness of the misery caused by the puppy farm trade.
The Americans do a 'March for the Mills'. A proper demo with placards and dogs walking.
They have fetes too, calling for the public to boycott stores selling pups, encouraging people to sign petitions to get the sick trade banned.
Wouldn't it be great if we could come up with a catchy name for our day - any suggestions?
How about something really simple...
Puppy Day - instead of Poppy day?
Lest we forget ...all the pups who die in puppy farms and pet shops.
We could have a poster or an advert, maybe have car stickers?
Have a photo of field of poppies with a little grave for a pup called Poppy. With the text...
Please don't buy pups like me out of pity from the pet shop or the dealer.
You mean well, but your money will mean more of my relatives will be tortured.
My lovely mum is still a prisoner. She has lived a life devoid of human affection and home comforts. She's so scared and confused, she runs in circles for hours on end.
My brothers and sisters died of a virus, which we all caught in the van that brought us and the others on the long journey to the pet shop.
My new owners spent £1,500 at the vet's, trying to save me.
I wish they'd saved their tears for my poor old mum and all my new brothers and sisters.
By buying dogs like me you fund this vile trade.
Sign the petition, ban puppy farming and you could save more dogs like me from this misery.
September 19th is Puppy day. Ban puppy farms now.
Anyone else got any bright ideas? Here are some links to get you thinking...