A puppy mill is “an establishment that breeds puppies for sale, typically on an intensive basis and in conditions regarded as inhumane.” There are thousands of puppy mills in the United States, some of which are not recorded. Therefore, the ASPCA has concluded that there could be over 10,000 puppy mills in the United States. There are many issues regarding puppy mills, from the way they treat the animals and the upkeep of their environment. Many of the puppy mills are not regulated and not licensed to own a puppy mill.
Are Puppy Mills Bad? A young girl got a puppy for Christmas; weeks later her puppy died. It was ruled that this puppy died from a severe respiratory disease which caused the air passages to become closed resulting in slow suffocation. It was later discovered that this puppy had been raised in a puppy mill. A puppy mill is an inhumane organization that breeds and sells puppies. Puppy mills have been around since before 1970. To this day there are more than 10,000 mills existing in the United States (Humanesociety). These mills are mostly inspected and licensed by the U.S.D.A. (National Puppy Mill Project). It has been estimated that a mill in Iowa brought in $15 million a year (Hesse). There are people who were in need of money who began
Puppy Mills are a growing problem, however, many Americans remain unsure about what they actually are. Well imagine yourself being stuck in a small room, nowhere to go, nowhere to run, not being able to live the life you wanted to. Well, to me that is a clear example of a Puppy Mill. Puppy Mills are a commercial dog breeding facility, where they leave their dogs in an unsanitary and overcrowded environment. If they are lucky they will have food, however, the food will be contaminated with bugs. Due to their environment, dogs are badly injured and are left without veterinary care, these facilities don't sympathize the dog's health and welfare of the animals. These commercial dog-breeding facilities only focus on increasing profit. Puppy Mills are unfair and just not right because of the terrible conditions these dogs have to face. A public policy proceeding domesticated animal rights is that
What Is a Puppy Mill? There are roughly about 10 to 15,000 puppy mills in the United States that are taking advantage of animals just to make an extra dollar, these dogs have to live through unsanitary living conditions which can be deadly, and are being abused without taking into consideration of what it is doing to them physically. Dogs that are in puppy mills have to live through unsanitary conditions. They are often kept in small wire cages that are inside sheds.
Puppy Mills or Hell for the Innocent? Who the hell goes through years of school, and then one day decides to pursue a career at a local puppy mill? After years of experiencing the romanticizing of puppies and dogs, people choose to work in a place that breeds and poorly raises such a multitude of dogs that thousands end up homeless, disabled, or dead. Puppy mills shouldn't even exist. These mills are basically the Cruella Deville of the real world.
When you look in the window at a cute little puppy at a pet store have you ever thought about what that puppy’s life might have been like before they got to that store? Frankly speaking, I never did until I started reading about puppy mills. Puppy farms or puppy mills are institutions of cruelty usually hidden from public view where dogs are housed in shocking appalling conditions. It is not unusual for large number of dogs to be crammed together in filthy pens and cages. As a pet owner, animal lover, or as a concerned adult, it is time for us to save this helpless dogs and puppy as puppy mills are extremely inhumane and need to be stopped. I have done research and read articles from animal welfare organizations to understand more about this topic. I discovered that not everyone think that puppy mill is inhumane due to the matter of profit that they can earned. Hence, my job today is to persuade those who are having this thinking that puppy mills should be put
Puppy Mills How many of you have ever bought a puppy from a pet store? Today I will tell you about how giving your money to pet stores benefits puppy mills. First by telling you what goes on in one, second by informing you on how they make profit off of you even when you don?t know it, and lastly how to avoid a mistreated dog or puppy for your family. Puppy mills scam you and make money off of you without you even knowing it. Iowa alone has some of the biggest and most puppy mills in the United States.
The American Kennel Club, or AKC, is one of the leading kennel clubs of the world, which has caused them to be very vocal within this debate. Throughout the years the AKC has come out multiple times saying they do not condone inhumane breeding practices and that they are strongly against such practices. They have fired back at those who say kennel clubs reward inhumane breeding habits in dog shows, which opponents claim is based on looks, with a statement in The Washington Post after the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. They stated that one of their main missions during a dog show is to find superior quality dogs that will create a new generation of healthy purebreds (“Defending Purebred Dogs”). This reassurance calms some of those who fear
You are at home in bed, tired, hair tied up, wearing your old socks, and a big t-shirt, trying to watch “Marley and Me”; it is at the part where the two main characters are adopting the dog from the pound and then a commercial comes on. It is not just a normal commercial, it is the ASPCA dog commercial. The sad music plays and pictures of cute, injured puppies appear on the screen, a voice then begins to tell you about how these animals deserve to be treated like people, and donating to their foundation will help save them. This is a type of psychology because you’re already feeling sad because of the movie, but now you’re seeing a sad commercial about dogs; this can make you think that adopting a dog is a good idea and is really what you
What does it mean to be humane? According to Dictionary Reference, it states that humane means, “characterized by tenderness, compassion, and sympathy for people and animals, especially for the suffering or distressed,” (Dictionary Reference). In factory farms and slaughterhouses there is a severe problem taking control of America. Cruel, inhumane treatment towards animals while being raised and being murdered causes extreme suffering and health problems that can even be passed along to human consumers. All species of animals forcefully tortured to be sold to human buyers encounter similar conflicts when being imprisoned in their factories.
But here's a reality check for you, their parents are forced to mate in puppy mills and their mothers are used to having babies and that's it. In tiny cramped cages that they can barely move in and with matted hair and once they are too old or unhealthy to have babies, they get killed. Not even humanely, tortured and then killed. Have you ever noticed that your purebred dog lives half as long as your friends shelter dog? This is where Inbreeding comes in.
The fast food industry abuses the fact of animals not having the same right as humans. Factory farming mistreat many animals such as calves by taking them away from their mothers and leaving them all alone. According to “9 Fact About Factory Farming That Will Break Your Heart” from Huffpost states, “ The calves are also kept in near or total darkness and suffered from forced anemia, for no reason other than to keep their flesh pale and attractive.” This shows that workers didn’t care about calves by leaving them suffering in darkness and not being feed well which forced them to have anemia. If workers at factoring farming cared about these animals they wouldn’t treat them like this. They abuse the animals by kicking them , leave them alone,
Animal testing is defined as “the use of non-human animals in research and development projects, especially for purposes of determining the safety of substances such as foods or drugs” (Dictionary.com). This experimentation has been practiced since around 500 BCE, and has allowed the human race to discover many things that otherwise would have not been discovered (ProCon). The use of animal testing has increased, due to its many necessary benefits, such as: helping form vaccinations and uncovering new diseases in the specific species being tested on (AALAS). However, many animal activist groups such as, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), have spoken out against the issue. These groups claim animal testing to be “inhumane”
Review of Main Points: You will save money while still obtaining a new companion who has probably never ever known how it feels to have a home and to be loved. Also, by adopting from the Humane Society or animal shelter, you are not supporting the puppy mill industry or other cruel facilities in any way. Reaffirm Central Idea: Without the money that those facilities make from the sales of their animals, they will have no further choice but to stop their practices. The overpopulation of strays on our streets can easily be reduced if you choose the best option!