In this speech I will be discussing what a puppy mill is, what they do, why they're bad, the conditions of the animals, and who they sell to. What you should learn is that puppy mills don't treat their animals well. Mothers are constantly bred giving them little or no time to recover from having puppies. Their kept in small cramped cages with little to no room to move around, and are most likely never let out of there cages. If a mother is no longer able to reproduce they are often killed or abandoned to make room for new females.
Next, I will proceed with the common hygiene and health problems that are faced by those puppies. According to the article published in Animals in 2000, puppies suffer from open sores and skin infections due to being fed with cheap or maggot-infested food, assuming meal time are not missed. Most often, the supply of water being provided to the dogs is unhygienic and can be breeding ground for mosquitoes and algae. In the worst condition, some of the dogs are not even given water supply regularly and are left in extremely high temperatures causing them to become dehydrated. This is one of the reasons the puppies and their mothers die very frequently in the mills.
One reason dogs should not be allowed in the workplace is because they are a distraction. In the article “No I do not Want to Pet your Dog” Farhad Manjoo states”A half-dozen people were crowding around him cooing and petting”. Instead of working people would be petting all the dogs that are at their work. Bosses will not pay people who just sit around all day pet dogs and do no work. “The dog is sure to come around you get between your legs, rub against your thigh, take a nap on your feet.” Farhad Manjoo, “No I do not Want to Pet your Dog”.
The animals died because Lennie was petting them too harshly because he isn’t aware of his own strength. When Lennie is inside the barn he realizes the puppy died, he blames the puppy for not being strong enough instead of blaming himself for not having control over his strenght. “And Lennie said softly to the puppy, ‘Why do you got to get killed? You ain’t so little as mice. I didn’t bounce you hard.’ He bent the pup’s head up and looked in its face, and he said to it, ‘Now maybe George ain’t gonna let me tend no rabbits, if he fin’s out you got killed.’ He scooped a little hollow and laid the puppy in it and covered it over with hay, out of sight; but he continued to stare at the mound he had made.
This shows how wild pets are dangerous and can attack you at any moment. Even though they are raised to like humans or by humans they are still wild animals and have the instinct and smell for blood no matter what you do to them ( Rainsford pg.18). Also according to Killer Pets by Blair Rainsford, “ They can make you sick, too. They can give humans many diseases, from measles to monkeypox.” ( Rainsford pg.18). The phrase above shows how much having a wild pet can hurt your health and how much of
Because of the overpopulation, animal control must step in. They at times, forcefully snatch up these beings, and load them into trucks. Those dogs and cats, then get taken to shelters. Not all animal shelters have pristine condition. Sometimes animal shelters exhibit themselves as a malodorous, dirty, and unsettling environment for animals to inhabit.
When my maternity leave ended with my first son, I was a mess. I didn’t know how in the world I was going to leave my tiny baby with some stranger. Well, at least he wasn’t alone or in a locked in a kennel. Pet parents go through the similar rollercoaster of emotions when they leave their pet alone for the first time. Yet, many of them do not or can not take time off to get their new pet acclimated to the new surroundings before they are left alone.
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.
Imagine going to a animal shelter and all there is is pitbulls and you heard all of the bad things about them so you decide not to get one but instead leave and then driving down the road you see a lady with a pit bull and its playing with a bunch of kids but you don't like it and you think that people shouldn't own pit bulls well i think people should be able to own them. If you have an imagine of a evil vicious killer when you hear pit bull then you haven't met a real pitbull the ones they call killers are brainwashed to be like that. They were made to fight but all of the pitbulls i have been around are all super friendly and nice and wouldn't hurt anyone unless they were protecting them. The ones you hear about are tortured and beaten and never shown any love at all sometimes they get put into fights then forgotten about left to die in someone's backyard stuck to a chain. It's the hard truth but how much better would it be if you adopted that pitbull puppy and gave it the love it needs so it won't end up like the mean ones you see.
Many people love and care for their dog, but could they let someone else kill their dog?Most people would not be able to handle letting someone take the life of their dog. In the book Of Mice of Men by John Steinbeck a main character has to go through the murder of his beloved dog. His dog is old and smells, but Candy still cared for it. The killing of Candy's dog was symbolic, showed foreshadowing, and was a bit cruel. Candy's dog was a symbol of Candy in the story.
The first puppy mills were built on a capitalistic mindset. Which was to produce as many dogs for the least amount of cost. Many puppy mill farmers had little to no experience with dog breeding and did not provide proper socializing or health care which are crucial in the dog 's first couple of weeks. Perhaps the scariest part about puppy mills is that society is letting animal cruelty live in the backyards of our nation. According to the Humane Society of the United States, of the estimated 10,000 puppy mills in the United States, less than thirty percent are actually regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“Puppy Mills Research”).
Jenna Jensen’s article discusses how puppy mills are known to be very inhumane. Due to this puppy’s bodies are worn from being bred multiple times. Their teeth are rotted out, and they have cysts between their toes from the wires they have been forced to stand on. In effort to stop inhumane behavior, 54 Florida municipalities have banned the sale of puppies from puppy mills. Hillsborough County has been noted to be the next county to take a stand against puppy mills.