Many people know about the existence of puppy mills. However, they do not know the true reasons why many animal cruelty prevention organizations have started attacking the basis of puppy mills. Puppy mills are a commercial breeding business where dogs are mass produced. Which does not sound horrible until you find out about the filthy and unhealthy environment, these vulnerable puppies live in until they get shipped out to a local pet shop. The dogs bred in these puppy mills are typically damaged either physically or emotionally. The puppies produced in the puppy mills are prone to get viral or bacterial infections due to the unsanitary living quarters; normally just a small kennel for one to eight dogs. Also, the puppies run a high risk of …show more content…
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. 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”). Without regulation, many of these large scale breeders are breaking numerous codes. Which risks the health of the dogs not only in the puppy mill, but also those outside of the …show more content…
While inbreeding dogs does not sound bad, imagine if humans were inbred commonly. Pretty soon, humans who were inbred for a couple generations were more prone to genetic disease, deformities, and mutations. The same risks run for dogs who are inbred. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the ASPCA, “...puppies from puppy mills are prone to congenital and hereditary conditions. These can include: Epilepsy, heart disease,kidney disease, musculoskeletal disorders (hip dysplasia, luxating patellas, etc.), endocrine disorders (diabetes, hyperthyroidism), blood disorders (anemia, Von Willebrand disease), deafness, eye problems (cataracts, glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy, etc.), or respiratory disorders” (“A Closer Look at Puppy Mills”). It is a little known fact to the normal society of America that a purebred pug can not breed without assistance from a breeder due to its hip dysplasia. Hip dysplasia is a painful condition where the ball-and-socket joint of the hip dislocate
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Matthew Bershadker claims in his article, “How to Fight a Puppy Mill,” that we can end the mass production of puppies by taking the “No Pet Store Puppies” pledge and confronting the government about possible bills regarding animal sales. Bershadker is the President & CEO of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Even though Bershadker does explain the growth in governmental help related to the end of puppy mills, he does not elaborate on the ways in which an ordinary individual can be active in the protest. The race to end puppy mills is important since they are locations where dogs are breed continuously to supply pet stores with puppies and are harmful, both physically and mentally, to the dogs that are housed
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.
PUPPY MILLS! You're walking into a pet store seeing the cute puppies they have USDA license so you think it’s ok to buy one, but what USDA really is a license of puppy mills. Those puppies come from puppy mills, not licensed trusted breeders. You never know if you buy one of puppies it could be sick or have a disease [cute puppies not looking so good to buy now]. I think puppy mills should get shut down because, it’s bad for the dogs, over breeding of dogs, and behavior problems can happen.
Pet stores often use this licensing to provide a false sense of security to customers, when what it really means is that they do, in fact, get their puppies from puppy mills. “Responsible breeders would never sell to someone they haven't met because they want to screen potential buyers to ensure the puppies are going to good homes.” If you’re looking to buy a purebred dog then I recommend looking in a local shelter first. There are alot of shelter dogs who are purebred. Then, if you don’t find what you’re looking for, do your research and find a trusted breeder that allows you to meet them in person, and the dog.
The puppies, which are sold at designer breed prices, are abused, neglected, and, due to their lack of proper veterinary care, plagued with health problems. Some of the effects of improper breeding in puppy mills can include epilepsy, heart disease, lung disease, musculoskeletal disorders, endocrine disorders, blood disorders, deafness, eye problems, and respiratory problems later on in life as an adult. In fact, puppies will only develop these symptoms later on in life. As puppies, they will arrive at pet stores, or in homes, with Giardia (a parasite that causes diarrhea), Parvovirus (A highly contagious viral disease that is life threatening), distemper (A viral disease in dogs that causes a fever and coughing), upper respiratory infections, Pneumonia. Mange (parasitic mites on a dog’s skin), fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites, heartworm, and chronic diarrhea.
He states that Fred’s pleasures do not make it morally permissible to torture puppies. This is compared to livestock in factory farms because, they undergo the same kind of torture and abuse. His conclusion is that, torturing puppies and eating meats from factory raised cattle are one in the same and is immoral. Machan addresses two different issues in his argument, animal rights, and animal liberation. Although they are fundamentally different subjects they are both contributed to animals for the same reason.
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).
People do not realize the abuse and cruelty that animals go through just to live the short lives they do. There are many farms that the conditions of the animals are so bad that they can die just from the lack of unsanitary conditions and lack of proper nutrition. We are unaware of all the types of steroids or drugs that these animals are fed or injected
A puppy mill, sometimes known as a puppy farm, is a commercial dog breeding facility. Theirs around 4,000 puppy mills in the United States that produce more than half a million puppies a year. Puppy mills are constantly breeding dogs their entire lives in small wired cages with no human companionship, toys, or comfort, With little hope of ever becoming a part of a family.
Gradually, these actions eventually amounted to a push for Breed S There are a number of strengths that accompany the breed of Pit Bulls. First and foremost, Pit Bulls are excellent athletes that contribute a lot of skills when it comes to job-related tasks. For example, several of them are search and rescue dogs that find missing children and lost dementia patients. They can even help kids become stronger readers, because many kids with reading disabilities will not read to an adult but they will read to a dog (Enos). “Pit Bulls are seizure watch dogs, diabetic alert dogs, comfort nursing home residents and offer a plethora of services to human counterparts” (Enos).
What do you think factory farming is? Do you think it’s inhumane? Factory farming is how we get our food, there are cows, chickens, pigs, turkeys, etc. The farmers inject the animals with antibiotics to make them grow bigger. The animals grow so big they can’t hold their weight, the females have to get pregnant so the farmers can make more money for the animals, they get locked up in cages and do not have fresh air or sunlight.
As mentioned above, puppy mills owner has shifted their emphasis from welfare to commerce. They want to earn the maximum profit with the minimum cost. Hence, most of the time, these puppies do not receive any veterinary care as it costs a lot for veterinary
In the article, “Welfare concerns associated with pedigree dog breeding in the UK” by Nicola J. Rooney and David R. Sargan, the topic of the welfare for pedigree dogs is discussed. Pedigree dog breeding can be summed up as breeding for certain physical traits the Kennel Clubs look for, specifically in the different breeds of dogs. Rooney (2010) states that, “In the UK, numerous pedigree dogs of many breeds experience compromised welfare due to the direct and indirect effects of selective breeding” (p. 133). People are breeding these dogs for looks and in turn the dog’s health is being compromised.
This type of dog is highly sought after by dog owners and is due to human directed evolution. Genetic structures of purebred domesticated dogs give data to compare genetic variations between dog breeds and formulates phylogenies. The study Genetic Structure of the Purebred Domestic Dog (Parker et al. 2004) determined that due to breed barriers, a registration that restricts dog breeding for breed specification, there is a strong genetic difference between the breeds they tested. The study concluded that their classification of dog breeds was more accurate to the dog’s genetics then to its