preview

The Harm of Puppy Mills

explanatory Essay
1710 words
1710 words
bookmark

So you want to adopt a puppy? Well there are two main places that your puppy could have been born. First, your puppy could have been born at a puppy mill. This is an inhumane, mass breeding location that can be very detrimental to your new pet. 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. A puppy mill is essentially a large-scale puppy breeding location that is not under a lot of laws that protect the newborns or their mothers. It is important to know that another term for a puppy mill is a puppy farm. They are generally called puppy mills and not always referred to as puppy farms.
Not all puppies that come from mills have problems. Since mills are most common, it is important for you to know what may have happened to your puppy in the event that they were born in a mill. Some common things that need attention when it comes to puppy mills include inhumanity, mass breeding, illnesses, and developmental issues. Each of these things affects puppies in a different way.
First, puppy mills are inhumane. According to the video “Puppies Are Not Toys,” puppy mill dogs are like plush dog toys. They are “manufactured with others” meaning that they are basically mass-produced like the plush toys and when they receive no attention they become like the toy that nobody wanted to buy (ASPCA).
They have horrible conditions. George Cima discusses in his...

... middle of paper ...

... Little, Brown and Company, 2011. Print.
Peters, Sharon and TODAY Special for USA. "Puppy mills leave lasting emotional scars, study finds." usatoday.com. USA Today, 11 Oct. 2011: Academic Search Premier. Web. 31 Oct. 2013.
Sacks, Pamela. "Puppy Mills: Misery FOR Sale." Animals 133.5 (2000): 10. Academic Search Premier. Web. 31 Oct. 2013.

Sweeney, Michael S. Dog Tips from Dogtown: A Relationship Manual for You and Your Dog. Washington, D.C: National Geographic, 2010. Print.

United States. House of Representatives. Committee on Agriculture. “Puppy Protection Act.” Thomas Library of Congress. Government Publication Office. 11 Oct. 2001. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.
United States. House of Representatives. Committee on Agriculture. “Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act.” Thomas Library of Congress. Government Publication Office. 27 Feb. 2013. Web. 14 Nov. 2013

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that adopting a puppy directly from the breeder is the best thing that you could do for your new friend.
  • Explains that puppy mills are inhumane, mass-breeding, illnesses, and developmental issues that affect puppies in different ways.
  • Explains george cima's suggestions for how to best maintain puppy mills. they suggest that the government should pass the puppy uniform protection and safety act.
  • Explains that federal law could increase dog breeding facilities' scrutiny. the monks of new skete, the art of raising a puppy.
Get Access