My Dear Friends,
Thank you so
much for all these kind kudos and congratulations...but honestly one
person CANNOT do anything to change things with grass roots advocacy. It's
like screaming into the wind.
It was truly
a grass roots effort that brought us to this victory for the animals in
Wisconsin. We ALL worked to get the Puppy Mill Bill passed and the
Administrative Rules ratified.
ALL of us.
We wrote, we
called, we emailed legislators, we attended legislative hearings, we testified,
we shared information and encouraged friends and family members to help. We
educated everyone who would listen. We signed petitions and attended seminars
and round table discussions. We put bumper stickers on our cars and talked on
the radio and TV when we had the opportunity. We got reporters interested in
the topic and they published our stories. We gave a little money to help the
cause when we could. We protested at the dog auctions and we cared for the dogs
that have come out of these deplorable places.
After a few
months of this, most people would have given up...but we didn't. We kept at it.
And we've been at it for over ten years. We all just kept doing whatever we
could, whenever we could, from wherever we were. We didn't give up, we didn't
get bored and we didn't throw in the towel. WE had NO intention of letting the
is OUR victory. We did it for the dogs, pure and simple.
everyone takes the joy of this success very personally...because IT belongs to
Wisconsin Puppy Mill Project