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Pet store protest attracts attention and honks in Peru

Posted by wlpo on December 11, 2011

Shoppers driving in and out of the Peru Mall couldn’t miss the signs calling for an end to puppy mills.  About 100 people bundled up and held signs along the perimeter of the mall property Sunday to protest the store Furry Babies.

They say the store gets their animals from puppy mills and decided to organize a protest after an article in last week’s Newstribune.

Alyssa Gearhart and her parents were among the protesters on Wenzel Road.   Gearhart says she’s an animal lover who has also been involved with Illinois Valley Animal Rescue.

The protesters received many honks and thumbs up with only a few crude gestures.

Meanwhile inside of the mall, a Peru Police Officer just a few feet from the store just incase someone got out of hand.  Employees of the store insisted that the management had no comment.

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