This flashmob protest took place at Southlands Shopping Centre outside Pets Paradise. Brilliant!
We had this message from one of the organisers:
“…..they shut us down completely from any distribution (of leaflets) thus limiting our immediate impact. But in some ways , this protest fortified the rescue community as it went viral and now other protests along the same lines are planned. So I see its greatest value was to bring people together again and let people see across Australia, how a group can give voice to an injustice.
And other unforeseen consequences also occurred like the growth of the idea for the 16th Jan event which will get press and media coverage.
Half a dozen of my Facebook friends who were not involved in OL have bought T Shirts and are coming to the 16th. So this was an event that gained momentum precisely because we were told we could not have a voice. Working within those parameters ironically allowed us to find one.
By the way, I am a chaos theorist and this event is a beautiful example of that……….”
DRP Comment and actions you can take:
Let’s see more around the country! If you would like to start up one of these for your local shopping centre pet store, let us know and we’ll connect you with the people who can advise how to go about it.