There should be laws and guidelines to regulate the operation of puppy mill facilities. Puppy mills bring torture to animals and need to be stopped. Puppy mill breeding causes many health problems for the animals involved. Many dogs have illnesses and diseases because of the environment around them. Many puppy mill operators fail to remove sick dogs from the breeding area and cause other animals to become infected as well.
Alexys Coffee Ms. Hooper Senior English March 13, 2014 Puppy Mills Imagine having to live in your own filth and waste. Now imagine living in your own plus many others as well. How about living in wire cages exposed to the elements like rain and heat from the sun. It certainly does not seem like a life anyone would want to live, but sadly, many dogs and puppies have no choice. These are just a few of the horrendous conditions that they experience when they are born or raised in puppy mills.
Year after year people buy puppies from big breeders. Have you ever wondered where that puppy grew up? What kind of conditions the puppy lived in? Most puppies that someone would buy from a pet store are raised in puppy mills. Puppy mills are well-known for their “inhumane conditions” and the endless breeding of “unhealthy and genetically defective” dogs only for income.
What about the lasting effects on the animals' lives? This study, written in the format of the Modern Language Association (MLA), examines puppy mills and their inhumane treatment of animals. There are so many ways that the animals in the mills are abused: for example, the lack of cleanliness in the kennel areas. The unsanitary conditions in the mills show how neglected the animals are. The animals are put into wire cages that have no bottoms (Schmidt).
The problem with pet stores, is that most of them get their puppies from puppy mills. Puppy mills are commercial mass-breeding facilities, located mainly in the Midwest, that churn out litters of puppies to sell to pet stores. The cute puppy that you see sitting in the window, is probably another product of a puppy mill. Puppy mills are notorious for their cramped, crude, and filthy conditions and their continuous breeding of unhealthy and hard-to-socialize animals. It is a known fact that pet stores keep puppy mills in business.
Did you know that puppies in newspaper ads, flea markets, on the internet and in pet stores are often victims of puppy mills? Puppy mills are inhuman ways for breeding dogs, the owners of these "factories" care very little about the dog’s health and care more about the money they will make by selling them. Dogs are produced in large numbers and most dogs live in tight, crammed cages. The female breeding dogs are forced to have litters as many times possible, regardless of the health hazards to themselves. When these dogs are useless and cannot breed anymore they are shot and killed.
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.
The food is rancid, the water dirty, and the cages are cramped. The cages are stacked one upon the other, leaving cuts on the dogs paws. The dogs have open wounds, bones showing, and decayed teeth. It has been scientifically proven that animals like dogs and cattle feel pain, so one can imagine the unbelievable torment these innocent dogs must endure (Currie-McGhee, 19) Why do puppy mills even exist? Well, the answer to that lies within the American people.
Puppies sold in pet shops are raised in "puppy mills," breeding kennels that house the dogs in cramped and filthy conditions. Females are bred until their bodies give out and then they are killed. All of these deaths are preventable.- ("The Causes of Pet Overpopulation"). This is a problem that comes from the owner when they let their pet run wild, which is causing pet overpopulation to increase. The only way that you are going to prevent this overpopulation is if we get these pets neutered to stop the prevention- ("Pet Overpopulation").
In fact the cost of this surgery is less expensive than taking care of four to six puppies plus... ... middle of paper ... ... more common breeders they spend quality time getting to know their animals and who that puppy will be living with for the rest of their life. On the other hand, puppy mill breeders have a mass production of puppies and live in unsanitary areas. Therefore, puppy mills are a crime and it should be animal abuse. (1,419) Works Cited “Puppy Mills.” ASPCA. Jan. 2011.