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.
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 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.
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
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.
By having puppy mills there is more tax money to be collected, which results in more improvements in the county on roads and other projects. The “Puppy Mill Pet Shop Life Cycle” shows how puppies enter the puppy mill cycle. This cycle usually begins with an owner wanting the puppy, becoming frustrated with the puppy’s health and vet bills, leading to the shelters becoming crowded with abandoned puppies, the mothers and pups are kept in unsanitary cages. The puppies are then packed into crates and sold, these crates are transported to their destination. After reaching the destination the puppies are resold to pet shops, which restarts the puppy mill cycle.
Most people don't even realize that these beady-eyed puppies come from mills. They all look happy and healthy, their playful ways unfazed by the crates they are locked in. What you may not know is they all only look healthy because the healthy-looking ones are the only ones the mills keep alive. Puppy mills bring in enough funding for themselves to have no need for attempting to sell noticeably injured or ill pets. Female dogs are usually bred two times a year, and burn out by age five.(10 Things To Know About Puppy Mills: Facts and Statistics)
Little do they know the unsanitary and harmful environments puppy mill bred dogs have to live in for the first period of their lives. The number of puppy mills there is in the United States have increased hugely since their early years, which were after World War II. During their early years, puppy mills only originated to generate income for the struggling farmers. However, just because the puppy mill’s were on a much smaller scale does not mean they were not as cruel as today’s. The first puppy mills were built on a capitalistic mindset.
Well, I have the answer. This webiste also states that at least 1.2 million innocent dogs are getting put to death, and it needs to stop. This is what being in a puppy mill is like. As you can see they are squished in cages and don 't look well taken care
This is another indicator of the bonds breeders have with their animals. The careful deliberation of making sure their animals end up in a loving home is also surprising to many. There are even some breeders who will go to the extent of having contracts with owners that make sure if the owners can no longer take care of the dog that they will bring it back to the breeder. Breeders also like to point out that being a breeder is not cheap. There are a lot of dogs to feed and take care of and even thought they are selling puppies by the end of the year they are only making a small profit (Dibert).
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 treatment of animals should defiantly be considered when one is raising them for meat or using them for science experiments. One objection can be made about Norcross’s argument, he compares puppies to live stock and factory raised meat to torturing puppies in someone’s basement. I feel that this argument was a good attention grabber but to compare puppies to live stock in my opinion is not a good comparison. Why? In our culture puppies and dogs are part of the family and live stock is a food source.
In my community, there is a real big problem with the amount of stray dogs on the streets and city animal shelters are so full that there is little they can do to help. There isn’t much funding from the government for animal shelters in Puerto Rico, which makes it a little harder to clean up the streets. And not only is it dangerous to have a large amount of stray dogs in your area, but also could be harmful to the health of the people. The kill rate for the animal shelters in Puerto Rico are at 97%, which are ridiculously high but still does nothing to solve the issue. My goal is to help my community by providing the alternatives to solving the matter of the amount of stray dogs while also lowering the kill rate for those dogs that have not been properly treated or adopted.