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PUPPY MILLS ARE TORTURE CHAMBERS

Updated on November 27, 2011

STOP PUPPY MILLS

Puppy mills are torture chambers where animals reside in horrible, inhumane conditions. These breeding machines suffer from severe health problems, and are genetically defective. They are not loved or cared for. They are used by selfish, greedy individuals strictly for profit. Hundreds of thousands of
puppies are bred each year in puppy mills.

The dogs live their entire lives in wire cages and usually several dogs per cage. Some are injured when fights occur in their cramped quarters, others lose feet and legs that get caught in the wire floors of the wire cages that are their permanent homes. It is doubtful their feet ever feel soft, green blades of grass or they ever get to run and play.

Puppy mills are concerned about one thing and that is money. They save quite a bit by not spending adequate money on food, proper shelter, or veterinary care. Often times, the dogs stay cold in the winter and hot in the summer.

Owners generally breed female dogs as soon as they come into heat and continue to breed them every, single heat cycle. Bred until their pitiful, worn out bodies can no longer produce a profit, they are either killed or sold to laboratories. How sad that this usually happens by the time they are only five years old. There are many more horrors associated with these animal breeding factories.

Please be informed. Many of you who buy puppies from your local pet store are in actuality, supporting puppy mills. Yes, it is true. These pet stores tell their customers that their pups come from local breeders or quality breeders. DO NOT BELIEVE THEM! Ask to see their paperwork.

How can we stop puppy mills? Refuse to buy pets from them. PLEASE. If every U.S. citizen would not buy their pets from pet stores, puppy mills would close down permanently! Instead, check out some of your local breeders. Buy your pets from these quality breeders. If you suspect anyone is running a puppy mill, report them immediately.

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    • Im The Nana profile imageAUTHOR

      Im The Nana 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      DeborahNeyens - You are so right. I wish I had thought to have mentioned adopting in my article. Perhaps I will write one on adopting. Some of the best pets are mixed breeds. I have had a few years ago and they were wonderful! So, I agree. ADOPT THOSE DOGGIES (and cats). They need good homes.

    • Im The Nana profile imageAUTHOR

      Im The Nana 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Cresentmoon2007 - THank you for the comment. I can't watch those shows about animal abuse. I did for a short while and they anger and depress me. There are some evil people in this world!

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      Deborah Neyens 

      6 years ago from Iowa

      Better yet, adopt a dog from a local animal shelter or, if you are looking for a specific breed, through a rescue league. There are too many dogs that need homes. Thanks for spreading the word about the horrors of puppy mills.

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      Cresentmoon2007 

      6 years ago from Caledonia, MI

      Agreed. I watch shows about these and when I do I just want to cry. They are terrible and that is why I always ask people if they want to get a puppy to adopt one because most puppies from a pet store, in most cases, are from puppy mills. And to hear that your puppy that you once had came from a puppy mill nearly brings tears to my eyes now. These stories are down right sad. Things like these need to be stopped.

    • Im The Nana profile imageAUTHOR

      Im The Nana 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks. As soon as I get my granddaughter out the door for school I will read. I am very interested. VERY. I bought a pupppy 4 years ago from a woman 45 mins. away. I had no idea what I was getting. NO IDEA. Long story, but he ended up being put down. The vet said not doubt to him that my puppy came from a puppy mill.

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      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Nana,

      I agree puppy mills must be stopped. I am an advocate. You may be interested in my hub about puppy mills and also dog auctions. Very important topic, thanks!

      Sharyn

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