The less those puppies mills get profit the more they will be forced to shut down. The American Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals says "By buying a pet shop puppy, not only are you likely perpetuating and supporting a cruel industry, you the consumer run the risk of taking home a sick puppy. Dogs from puppy mills have been reportedly diagnosed with ailments such as respiratory infections, and pneumonia, as well as heredity defects like hip dysplasia." A family will be putting their animals that they already have at home in jeopardy of catching a deadly disease that the dog caught at the puppy mill, they will be financially responsible for all pets needing veterinary attention, or may be faced with having to euthanize because of the expenses it takes to cure dogs with diseases.
An estimated eight million homeless animals in the United States are victims of euthanization as a means to keep the population under control (humanesociety.org). Not just sick or old animals are subject to these humane deaths, but healthy, young ones that deserved a good home. Many veterinarians tell their clients to get their furry companions neutered, due to this over population. However, people use inadequate excuses such as breeding to leave their comrade intact. Thus, dogs and other animals should be neutered or spayed due to the fact that there are too many pets in the USA and neutering and spaying reduces many health risks known in animals.
With the large amounts of dogs and cats people bring in everyday, the animals easily get sick or the most common outcome, overpopulated. As a result of the overpopulation, shelters have to reduce numbers and they take out the most sick cat or dog since there aren’t any people who want to take in a sickly looking dog or cat. How would you feel if after paying a sum of taxes for that sick dog or cat’s food, they just end up being put down? It’s just money gone down the drain. A chain of this mo... ... middle of paper ... ...e unwanted puppies and kittens could have been avoided with responsible sterilization.
According to the human society of the United States, there are more than 6-8 million animals checked into shelters each year. Out of this 6-8 million, 3-4 million of these animals are euthanized due to the over population of animals. Animal euthanizing in shelters need to come to an end. Shelters are there to help people find their lost pets or give lost pets a new loving home, not to kill healthy animals that still have life left. A few ways to help end this is to make it a law to have animals spayed or neutered, to tax citizens to help fund shelters, or to have no cage shelters that are funded by fund raisers.
There are more reasons than those just listed to own a companion animal. However, in the United States there is one problem with these pets and companions. Companion animal overpopulation in the United States is a real problem and this includes domesticated cats, dogs and exotic animals. Millions of animals each year are abandoned and brought to shelters, and about half of those millions are eventually euthanized. It is important to note as P. Elizabeth Anderson does in her work, The Powerful Bond between People and Pets, that every animal purchased from a breeder is taking away a home for a pet from a shelter (pg.
Many of the animal shelters in the United States face this same exact problem and are overwhelmed by the number of unwanted pets. There are many things that could lessen the strain such as mandatory spaying and neutering for pets that will not be used for breeding, tougher penalties to cut back on the number of dogs brought into shelters because of animal abuse, and having shelters hold adoption days at least twice a month to spread the word about older pet companions and to show the community how many animals the shelter takes in and cares for. Everyone at some point in time or another has gone by a Petco, a Petsmart, a Walmart, or even just a traders... ... middle of paper ... ...) All animals big or small deserve a loving caring family that will care for and treat them right. Animals need to be free from cages, to be able to run in a yard, play fetch, and chase a butterfly or two. For that vision to come true animal shelters need the help and support of their communities and for pet owners to take responsibility for their pets by neutering them.
They would often fight over the limited amounts of food found on the streets. They seek food and shelter in communities and they are sometimes seen as a nuisance and health hazard by the people who live along them. Research shows that around 2.7 million cats and dogs are put down each year which is approximately one every 11 seconds. Often most of these animals are beloved and adoptable pets. “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself (Josh Billing)”.
That’s not what most owners want but several pets will only feed on live food. “Born Free USA, a nonprofit advocacy organization that strives to end the ownership of wild animals, has documented some 1,500 attacks, including 75 human deaths, escapes and other incidents involving exotic pets since 1990.” according to MyHealthNewsDaily. Another thing to consider is these are wild animals, so they don't like to be in their cage. Exotic pets will do anything to get out of their enclosure. If exotic pets get out it is a grave jeopardy to anyt... ... middle of paper ... ... but they are not worth it to own.
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.
PETA raided the warehouse of the dealer the consequences that occurred was seizure taken of over 27,000 animals, a canceled order let half of 400 iguanas die to neglect for a long period of time. Dur... ... middle of paper ... ...re not allowed. So the USGE are not capable of properly caring and ownership of the current animals they have. Many people including PETA think the animals will have a more prosperous life in their natural habitat fairing for themselves, then being in a cage for human entertainment. Luckily the PETA had found the improper ways of the U.S Global Exotic Pets before any further damage was made but there are still animals suffering in the exotic pet trade.