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. 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. With hundreds of puppies in just one mill, animals become confined to smaller spaces together in order to …show more content…
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) Once a mill's breeders are no longer capable of having offspring, those dogs become about as useful as the ill puppies who can not be sold. Any dog that will never bring in any additional profit to the mill is euthanized. According to the Puppy Mill Project, it's estimated that over one million dogs are put to death in puppy mills annually, and in cruel ways too, including shooting or drowning. Some supporters of puppy mills may push the argument forth that mills are regularly inspected by the USDA, shutting down any incompetent breeders. Although mills do commonly receive check-ups, only large-scale commercial breeders are required to be licensed and inspected.(The Humane Society) It's also impossible for the USDA to find every issue that could affect the dogs, and even if they do find every problem, as long as mills …show more content…
Those crowded conditions aren't even the only concern hurting the precious pooches of our world. PETA notes that unmonitored genetic defects and personality disorders are passed on through generations, as well. It is extremely difficult to evaluate the personality and general behavior of every puppy in a mill. Defects are commonly unnoticed until after the puppies have already been purchased, become pets, and maybe aged a little. People buy the dogs from pet stores or markets, without knowing the dog may never warm up to their owner, or other people and pets. This is in-large due to isolation from interaction with humans. PETA states that "Dogs who are kept in small cages without exercise, love, or human contact tend to develop undesirable behavior and may bark excessively or become destructive and unsociable." It's also likely that due to fear and inexperience with humans, any puppy coming from a mill could be harder to train, therefore becoming more feasible to abandonment by his or her
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Mothers are bred every heat cycle, twice a year, and are killed after they can no longer reproduce. Puppies are taken from their mothers at young age resulting in serious health and behavioral issues. Puppy mills are more attentive to profit and not the wellbeing of the dogs. Any veterinary care, food, or water is
Introduction: 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.
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. When breeding them they are often give steroid or hormones to increase the number of puppies they can have in one litter.
Puppy mills have been in America for decades. With time they are growing larger and becoming more popular. The United States Department of Agriculture is allowing this, and paying no attention the ongoing suffrage of animals under their watch. The easy and obvious fix to this issue is simply changing the standards that mills work by. This means that the horrible conditions that animals live their entire lives in would drastically change.
Also severe tooth decay, ear infections, dehydration, and lesions on their eyes, which almost always leads to blindness. With no concern for hygiene the dogs are forced to relieve themselves in their cages, so they have to walk and sleep on their own feces. Also these dogs are in bad environments so most are not protected by the weather (heat, cold, rain and snow). It's common to find dogs in puppy mills with collars that have been fastened so tightly that they have become embedded in a dog’s neck and must be carefully cut out. Puppy mill operators often fail to apply proper husbandry practices that would remove sick dogs from their breeding pools, puppies from puppy mills are prone to congenital and hereditary conditions.
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).
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
They were bred to make a very athletic dog that was also very intelligent. Although they do not have the strongest bite force of domesticated dogs, they also do not have the price tag like the german shepherd or rottweiler. Many breeders like to breed animals for money and do not care who the animals are raised by; this usually causes dogs to end up in the wrong hands. A great alternative to BSL is to make it illegal to breed dogs without proper licensing.
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.
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.
(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 torture the dogs they have, they breed their dogs to much, and there dogs get very aggressive. Think about it if this goes on more dogs will die and get sick. What will happen other than dogs dying? Will they start doing animals like horses?Other people think that puppy mills should keep going, “there just dogs” they say “it not going to hurt them”. But dogs have feeling to just like people.
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.
Attention Getter: Imagine living on the streets, constantly looking for your next meal and never knowing the feeling of companionship. This is the life of stray animals. Credibility Statement: No one really knows how many stray animals roam the streets, but it is predicted that there are more than 70 million stray cats in the United States alone. Central Idea (Proposition): By adopting pets from the American Humane Society or other rescue shelters, we can reduce the amount of stray animals on the streets.
This leaves the dogs traumatized and rethinking who they should trust.” If you adopt it’ll help a dog live the life it’s always deserved. About 4 million cats and dogs are euthanized each year because there simply aren't enough willing homes to adopt them. Since there is an overpopulation, animal shelters urge owners to spay or neuter their pets to exclude overpopulation. Also, It’s more