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Chicago pet store owners' defamation lawsuit tossed vs puppy mill activist; judge says 'no malice'

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 29, 2016, 3:22pm

The owners of two Chicago pet stores who failed to overturn a Chicago ordinance prohibiting the sale of pets from so-called “puppy mills” have also fallen short in their lawsuit against a non-profit organization that helped spearhead passage of that ordinances, in which they had claimed the president of the Chicago-based Puppy Mill Project had harmed their businesses by associating their businesses with animal cruelty.

Chicago pet shop owners say Puppy Mill Project prez wrongly smeared them as supporters of 'animal cruelty'

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 1, 2016, 8:01pm

The owners of two Chicago pet stores who recently failed to overturn a city ordinance prohibiting the sale of pets obtained from so-called “puppy mills” have set their sights on a non-profit organization that helped spearhead passage of that ordinance, saying the president of the Chicago-based Puppy Mill Project hurt their businesses by spreading falsehoods and smearing their names by associating them with animal cruelty.