Oscars Law shows how to flashmob protest a pet store

December 2010

This flashmob protest took place at Southlands Shopping Centre outside Pets Paradise. Brilliant!

Watch the video here…

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.

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5 thoughts on “Oscars Law shows how to flashmob protest a pet store

  1. Simone December 23, 2010 / 2:29 pm

    after decades of human pet overpopulation why are pet stores allowed to sell new born pets when shelters and pounds are killing pets every minute of every day? welfarist groups must lobby the govts to ban pet stores from selling any pets other than shelter pets asap. no more regulating or inspecting people just ban the problem.

  2. Annelies Craig December 23, 2010 / 5:07 pm

    Welfare groups as well as individual people are protesting and submitting petitions to Queensland Government to ban pets being sold from pet shops – but so far the result has been far from satisfactory. Regulating and inspecting breeders including back yard breeders is a must. Have you not been keeping up with all the news in regard to the RSPCA going onto people’s properties that are keeping dogs in the most horrendous conditions. We need more inspections not less until there is such a time when there are no pets being sold in pet shops.

  3. Simone December 23, 2010 / 5:13 pm

    I am inferring that once you ban the sale of new born pets in pet stores there will be no need to inspect or regulate cuz stores will no longer sell livestock
    A retail store has never been ethical or humane for keeping and selling pets for several obvious reasons. Banning problems is the solution.

  4. Forbin March 8, 2011 / 1:39 pm

    What we need is a relentless barrage of information to state governments and endless media exposure.

    Also, there should be a deluge of facts exposing the corporate style so-called animal welfare charities for what they are…..PARASITES. They are no better than the fleas and ticks which our poor little friends already carry.

  5. debra tranter May 23, 2013 / 11:37 pm

    Oscars law is a scam and rips off Australian families
    Oscars law has no solution and they are totally aware of this, they know there is no money to be made from the solution and will continue to use their mafia style tactics to bully Australian business into selling their pound dogs so they can line their own pockets

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