Has it ever crossed your mind where pet stores supply their adorable, irresistible-looking puppies from? They may look cute, most don’t exactly come from the nicest places. Most store displayed puppies come from a mass production, being bred in inhumane conditions. These companies are known as puppy mills. It has been proven that puppy mills supply almost 100% of all pet store animals. Not only are puppy mills harming puppies, these illegal companies can leave behind dire consequences. Such include financial obstacles for the government, overpopulation of dogs, and many others.
Why not take all the effort in producing dogs in puppy mills, and putting it into better use, like finding homes for unwanted or homeless dogs in animal shelters. Some of the most well behaved dogs come from animal shelters. Shelters take in unwanted, lost, or homeless animals off the street and find them loving homes. They are also a lot cheaper than getting a puppy from a puppy mill. Puppy mills over charge on dogs that aren’t well behaved, fixed, and a lot of them are sick animals. Most of the time you can get an animal from a shelter neutered or spayed, but at puppy mills you have to pay out of pocket both for medical bills and the puppy itself. Puppy mills as you can see are terrible place, don’t these dogs look upset and sad. They aren't taken care of and it
What is a puppy mill? According to the ASPCA a puppy mill is a large-scale commercial dog breeding facility where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs. Puppy mills are very overcrowded and many don’t have proper veterinary care. A lot of puppies have contaminated water and food and many are malnourished. Female dogs are often bred every opportunity that they get and when they can no longer reproduce they are often killed. Many dogs are prone to lots of health problems like heart diseases, kidney disorder, and epilepsy. Most dogs from puppy mills spend their whole lives in cramped cages and don’t have room to exercise or play. Every year in America about 2.11 million puppies are originally from puppy mills. When getting a
There are many varying opinions on the use of farrowing crates in the practice of raising swine. A farrowing crate is a penning system, which has an area for the sow and an area for her piglets. While the use of these crates can be controversial, I believe they are necessary for the safety of piglets. These crates are to reduce the number of deaths in piglets caused by crushing. A sow is much heavier than her tiny piglets, and many times by mistake she will crush her young. Even with the use of these crates 52% of piglet deaths are still caused by crushing. The opposing side typically argues about how sows are treated as “machines” who are bred litter after litter and that these crates are torture for them. Many don’t realize that without the
Most people think a puppy mill is just a place where they breed dogs to sell, and they would be right, but they’ve never seen what goes on in the inside of a puppy mill. The federal Animal Welfare Act, passed in 1966, requires
The issue that causes the most anger for many breeders is when people ignore how much health testing they do for their dogs. Many people believe that health testing is a wonderful way to prevent many genetic diseases. Health testing looks at the genes of an animal and searches for impurities, therefore, if an impurity is found the animal is not used for breeding to ensure it does not pass down that disease (Peck). There are a lot of breeders who believe that this fact is overlooked when people who are anti-purebreds make their arguments. Stephanie Poot was one breeder who was extremely offended after reading an article that slandered dog breeders and responded with an article called “Dog Breeder Offended” in which she calls out the article that made her and fellow breeders out to be monsters. In the article she emphasizes how much time and money is spent on testing animals for health issues before breeding and how important it is to ensure the birth of healthy puppies (Peck). Due to Peck’s response many people ignored what the article that Peck had called out had said and sided with her. People also got a look into how much time, money, and care it takes to be a breeder. Karen Dibert was another dog breeder who spoke out on how hurt they were by claims of them not taking care of their animals in her blog post called, “I Was a Dog Breeder for 15 Years. Why Does That Make Me a
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 areis obviously owned by peoplesomeone who haves no heart for animals. There are several dogs who have been in cages their whole entire life. They have never felt soft grass in between their little paws or a person's hand rubbing their furry head in comfort. They live in rusty, wired cages with nothing but an old bowl of water that has green slim around the ring of it.
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. (Peters) An Estimated 150,000 dogs and puppies are purchased through puppy mills each year, while there is only around 15,000 puppy mills in the U.S. (Theobald) Although it is not hard to become a licensed dog breeder, many people still fail at doing so and own a puppy mill instead. They do not consider these poor animals as pts, but only as money. (La Ganga)
Puppy mills are not a good place for dogs or any animals to be kept. A puppy mill is a bad place. According to the puppymillproject.org 2 million dogs are kept at puppy mills. They are kept in small cages, The floor hurts there paws, and because of this they get cuts and scratches. They are not cleaned and not fed properly. They may get fed but they pretty much starve most of the time. According to thepuppymillproject.org, after a while some dogs just end up getting killed.
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
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. They should be outlawed. No amount of money could ever compensate for the imprisonment and neglect of innocent animals when there are already fully inhabited shelters everywhere.
lets look at each organizations site then The ASPCA is opposed to laws that ban or discriminate against specific dog breeds or breed mixes without regard to the temperament and behavior of individual dogs. [See position statement, Breed-Specific Legislation] http://www.aspca.org/about-us/aspca-policy-and-position-statements/breed-specific-legislation AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION ADOPTED BY THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES AUGUST 6-7, 2012 RESOLUTION RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges all state, territorial, and local legislative bodies and governmental agencies to adopt comprehensive breed-neutral dangerous dog/reckless owner laws that ensure due process protections for owners, encourage responsible pet ownership and focus on the behavior of both owner and dog and to repeal any breed specific legislation
We wouldn’t subject our pets to burning, starving, and isolation, so why is it okay to subject other animals to this cruel treatment? Animal testing is harmful not only because it is unsafe, but because it poses a question of moral judgement. Testing on animals should be illegal because it is unethical, drugs that pass animal tests are not necessarily safe, and many animals lack the protection required for their safety.
They were built in the United States and Canada during the 1960’s and 1970’s. When these facilities were built, there was little understanding of animal behaviors and a lack of compassion for their suffering. Over the years, inventors and animal activists such as Temple Grandin have spoken up for these animals and explained why how they are treated is so important. She considered one of the world’s few designers for livestock handling equipment and facilities (Animal Handling Inventions,