Puppy mills are well-known for their “inhumane conditions” and the endless breeding of “unhealthy and genetically defective” dogs only for income. People should adopt rather than buy from a pet store or breeder. By adopting from a shelter, one could give a dog a second chance at a happy life. Hundreds of thousands of puppies are raised each year in commercial kennels (Puppymills Breed Misery). Puppy mills keep breed stock in horrible conditions for their short lives and produce unhealthy puppies with many issues.
Another location that your puppy could have been born at is a breeder. This is a more humane location for your puppy to have been born. When adopting a puppy you should avoid going to a pet store because most pet stores receive their puppies from puppy mills; inhumane and overpopulated puppy breeding places. The term puppy mill is used quite frequently when discussing animal cruelty. This term does not have a specific dictionary definition.
(PETA) In many of the puppy mills, animals are placed in small cages with very little room to move around because there is multiple dogs with them. There has been cases where a dog has been injured from a fight bec... ... middle of paper ... ...ppymills - information on puppymills and what you can do to stop them.."Puppymills - information on puppymills and what you can do to stop them.. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr.
It is a known fact that pet stores keep puppy mills in business. The vast majority of dogs sold in pet stores, up to half a million a year, are raised in puppy mills. Puppy mill kennels usually consist of small wood and wire-mesh cages, or even empty crates or trailer cabs. “All dogs are kept outdoors, and the females dogs are bred continuously, with no rest between heat cycles. The mothers and their litters often suffer from malnutrition, exposure, and lack of adequate veterinary care.
The vet said that Paisley had a blood defect that was commonly seen in dogs that came from puppy mills. Sadly enough, Paisley had to be put down because she was in too much pain to recover. D. Propositional Statement: Puppy mills are inhumane because they produce puppies that have health defects that could possibly lead to their pain and suffering as well as death. It is very important that the public be educated on the harm that puppy mills have on animals. There should also be more rules... ... middle of paper ... ...om her mother and transported to a pet store where she was locked in a cage until she was purchased by my friend Hailey.
Is this really a way to treat mans best friend? Every one can make a change and this is how. Before having a puppy a owner must know what supplies to have for his/her puppy these supplies include, but are not limited to: two bowls, a bed, toys, puppy treats, puppy food, grooming tools, harness, and tag. Some of these supplies are not necessary but they are recommended. A dog tag and leach is one of the most important of them all because if someone finds a dog and it has a tag they will more then likely try to locate the owner and if a shelter finds them they will make sure to return them.
The breeders in these ... ... middle of paper ... ...the comfort and support of their human companions. They can become violent and destructive if they are lacking the bond between owner and pet. “Fearful behavior and lack of socialization with humans and other animals are typical of puppy mill dogs; the first months of a puppy’s life are a critical socialization period for puppies” (“ASPCA”). To understand the unethical workings of puppy mills, one must know the animal abuse involved, why they use the practice, how they can be eliminated, and, finally, the lasting effects on the animals' lives. The mills are very unsanitary and lack cleanliness.
Puppy mills began after World War II when farmers were desperate to find ways to make money, after the widespread farm failures (AmeriDogs NP). Farmers began their mills with low income and already run down living conditions. The dogs were housed in chicken coops and rabbit pens, where they were denied veterinary care and socialization to humans or other animals (NP). The Farmers weren't educated on how to properly take care of the dogs they were housing leaving the animals sick, emaciated, and very unhealthy. Eventually the animal welfare act passed in 1966 which outlines specific minimum standards of care for dogs, cats and some other kinds of animals bred for commercial resale (Stop NP).
Some may be sleeping, some may be biting the other puppy they’re living with and others may be in the corner frightened. Everyone has seen the depressing commercial, showing pictures of sad looking animals, asking for donations, with the Sarah McLachlan song playing in the background. Many of those puppies come from puppy mills. Defined by ASPCA, which stands for The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a puppy mill is a large-scale commercial dog breeding operation that places profit over the well being of its dogs—who are often severely neglected—and acts without regard to responsible breeding practices. We need to stop buying puppies from commercial pet stores and online puppy scams, and we need to start adopting them from responsible breeders, rescue organizations, and shelters or pounds.