TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma Troop 304 protested the Tulsa Petland store near 71st and Garnett over the weekend.
“Puppy mills breed dogs and they don’t really care for them. When you buy a puppy from Petland, you might be supporting puppy mills,” said Sydney Huckaby, 11.
The five participating girls are earning their Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve.
“It is better to ‘adopt not shop,’” said Kaylin Chen, age 11.
Tara Saylor, the Troop co-leader said, "When you adopt a puppy from Petland, you are keeping puppy mills in business. That means a lot of dogs suffer so you can bring home a cute puppy. Instead, considering adopting from one of the amazing organizations in Tulsa, like Puppy Haven Rescue. It’s less expensive, and you’ll be saving a puppy’s life.”
The troop protested for two hours on Saturday and two hours on Sunday in front of Petland.
“We’re doing this for the puppies so they can be happy,” said Bree Sparks, 11.