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.
The mother dogs and “studs” s... ... middle of paper ... ...ave a particular breed, you may be surprised to find that 25 percent of shelter dogs are purebred. Only when people refuse to support pet shops, puppy mills, and breeders, will this chain of misery be broken. Next time you stop to look at that doggie in the window, think of all the painful and horrible things, it has been through, and do something positive to end the atrocities of puppy mills. Works Cited 1 Ahrens, Tracy. “Plague of Puppy Mills Hamper Pet Industry and Dampens Consumer Trust."
The United States government must eliminate puppy mills by having mill owners be incarcerated instead of just fined, allowing more searches of certified breeders, and have congress pass a nationwide law. Background Information Within the background of the American dog breeding society lies a dark secret. With over 4,000 in number, puppy mills are inhumane, brutal, and selfish operations where profits are placed above dogs health (ASPCA). The conditions in the mills are comparable to how cattle is kept by the meat packing industry, only with this some dogs must suffer their entire lives compared to the mere months in slaughterhouses (Bradley). The food is rancid, the water dirty, and the cages are cramped.
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.
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.
c. These cages are usually stacked on top of one another which lets feces and urine drop down to the other dogs causing diseases and illness, which roots to a huge issue for breeding as well. 2. Breeding at puppy mills is done without concern of genetic quality. a. This results in generations of dogs with unchecked hereditary defects.
Essential Question: What are solutions that can end puppy mills? Puppy mills are mass breeding facilities that show little to no care for animals. They are created so companies can breed animals to make purebreds. The animals are not well taken care of and many of them die from either disease or giving birth too many times in their life span. There should be laws and guidelines to regulate the operation of puppy mill facilities.
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. If you are buying a puppy you will need to make sure that the puppy you are getting is the one that you want/need. Choosing a puppy that you do not want/need leads to a loss of interest and eventually inattention of the dog, because once you choose the puppy you'll have to know how to care for it. One must also be aware... ... middle of paper ... ...ws Network, 17 Apr. 2014.