For months, tempers have been flaring as protestors gather on Route 25 in Aquebogue outside The Puppy Experience to raise awareness about puppy mills.
One week, police were called to the scene after some said demonstrators should not be parking in the Aquebogue Elementary School lot.
Tensions have risen as an attorney for the owner of the store sent a cease and desist letter and threatened litigation; owner Scott Kaphan has broken his silence, stating that his business is being targeted, and suggested that protestors would further their cause more effectively if they were to demonstrate outside actual puppy mills across the United States.
What do you think about this charged issue? Where do you think the solution to this problem lies? Do you think the protestors are performing a valuable mission, to help raise awareness about animal abuse? Or do you think a local businessman's store is being targeted? What long-term solutions do you think would help address the puppy mill issue?
Tell us what you think in the comments section.