I have a rather vaccuous 'friend' through one of DD's activities. She bought a "Jug" from a Pet Shop.
Despite being aware of puppy mills and the role that pet shops play in on-selling their product.
She wondered why her DH went ballistic (she then went OS for a month, leaving him with the kids and dogs). She'd previously bought a "Labradoodle" from that well know "purebred" Labradoodle breeder in Victoria.
She brought her unruly and untrained mutt to the activity - frightening the bejeezus out of one tiny tot (afraid of dogs, and this one wasn't exactly under control). The squeal, however, did sort one problem. It no longer jumps on anyone.
Now, if she'd just get to training with her dogs, and stop promoting her Labrador cross as the be-all and end-all of 'dog breeds', we might just get somewhere. She really believes the promotional stuff on the website is gospel truth. Its hilarious. Well, it would be except for the reality.
I may have to find a way to send a message of support to the rally in Sydney, seeing as how I can't get there in person.