Saturday, August 20, 2011

A DOGABLY PAWFECT SATURDAY #16: PUPPY MILLS


Kyle over at Out Left posted this link to The Huffington Post's article about the evils of puppy mills. I knew most of this but was still taken back by some of what I read. After reading it we definitely need some cute doggies with sexy shirtless men.


As you admire the adorable puppies in the window of your local pet store, do you ever wonder where they come from? If you have no idea, you are not alone.

According to a recently released survey conducted by Lake Research Partners on behalf of the ASPCA, more than three-fourths of all adults nationwide do not know where the puppies in pet stores come from. Nearly a quarter (23 percent) of those surveyed believe pet store puppies come from breeders; 6 percent guess private pet owners; 11 percent say shelters or rescue organizations, and 35 percent have no idea.
Most adults surveyed said they would not buy a puppy from a pet store if they knew the truth -- almost all puppies sold in pet stores (and over the Internet) come from puppy mills. Puppy mills are large-scale commercial breeding operations where the breeding dogs live in filthy, overcrowded, wire-bottom cages stacked on top of each other. They are often crammed in dark, poorly ventilated sheds where they are exposed to sweltering temperatures in the summer and below-freezing temperatures in the winter. In order to maximize profits, female dogs are bred at every opportunity with little to no recovery time between litters. Sometimes these helpless dogs are even too sick to move.

8 comments:

David Allen Waters said...

I read that and look at my Lola, Sir Bastian and smalls and I cry...its horrible what people do for money :(

have a pawfect day my friend

DeepBlue said...

I knew about that and it's simply unnacceptable! I would never ever buy from a pet store! I'll go directly to a renown breeder even if it will cost me much more!
Thanks for those delicious pics! ;)
Hugs
Jon

Robyn said...

That's horrible! I have cats but I never got one from a pet store. One was abandoned and the other two were from a friend's sister.

Wonder Man said...

nice idea

Ur-spo said...

I am proud of our rescue mutt from the pound.

Ray's Cowboy said...

Love the story thanks for sharingit with us. love the man with their dogs.

WOOF
Ray

Howard in CT said...

Two days ago, my spouse & I adopted a 14 yr old,10 lb., all black, miniature poodle.
He'd lived all his life with a widow, now 90 yrs. old with health issues requiring her to move into a nursing home.
There was a daughter, but she doesn't like dogs. Her husband said that dog was not welcome in their home, ever. The daughter told the vet who is also our vet, she would put Markus down in 2 weeks if the vet staff didn't find him a home.
Thank God we heard about it. Markus now lives with us and our 11 yr old Yorkie, all happy as clams.

Sean said...

I don't trust or like people who don't appreciate animals. If a person can treat animals as less than, then what should we expect of their treatment of humans?

Being scared of them because of a trauma is different.

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