TORTURING THE INNOCENT TO MAKE A BUCK
These photos may shock you. I know I was shocked when I first saw them and learned about where most of the puppies is the United States that are sold in pet stores are coming from. I became truly informed the day I saw the Oprah Show with Lisa Ling and their exclusive story about PUPPY MILLS. As citizens of this country, and, animal loving humane people, we can NO LONGER JUST STAND BY and let this CRUELTY AND TORTURE continue.
DID YOU KNOW THAT IN SOME STATES IT IS LEGAL FOR OWNERS TO SHOOT THEIR DOGS?
PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE ARTICLE--THERE IS LIVE VIDEO FROM AN EPISODE OF DogTown where a Puppy Mill in Nebraska was raided.
THEY LIVE THEIR WHOLE LIVES IN CAGES
DogTown RAIDS A NEBRASKA PUPPY MILL-YouTube video.
WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP?
THERE ARE TWO THINGS WE CAN DO:
1. Find out what the laws in your state are regarding puppy mills and then petitiion your State Senator. If we cannot shut them down, at least we can make puppy mill owners responsible for clean, larger cages and ongoing veterinary care for their animals. Also, the law that animals are personal property must be changed. When a puppy mill owner in one state found out he had to provide shots and medical care for 80 of his dogs, he just shot them. Why? Because they were his personal property and it was not illegal.
2. Let our whole country know never, ever purchase a puppy from a petstore. It is a fact that 99% of all puppies sold to petstores are from puppy mills. If you speak with any reputable breeder, you know that they would never sell their precious animals to petstores where anyone with a pulse can buy them. A friend of mine who has Golden Retrievers purchased from a breeder, told me that the breeder, not only interviewed them in person twice, but also came and looked at their home to see where her pup was going to reside. Now, that's what I'm talking about!! If we can stop the demand, especially from the large Petstore chains such as PETLAND, eventually the puppy mills will have no market to sell to and they will go out of business. If you live in one of the larger cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles or New York you can find on the internet animals lovers who devote their weekends to carrying signs and handing out pamphlets in front of these large petstores to educate potential puppy purchasers before they enter the store.
Here's another interesting fact. The people that go to purchase a puppy from a petstore are looking for a purebred. Well, guess what? There is so much inbreeding that is going on and has gone on down the line that what they end up taking home is a cute little puppy with lots of medical issues such as hip dysplasia, breathing problems and many times cancer in later years. The sad thing is they could have gone to their local shelter where approximaltey 30 percent of the dogs are purebred and just waiting to be rescued. Also, when you take a sick puppy home.....just try taking it back to the petstore....no can do! There is no refund and no return.
So, blog it, forum it, or, be old fashioned and 'SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS!!! Tell everyone you know.....no petstore puppies ever, ever!! Sometimes it does take a village and sometimes it just takes you and me!!
Oh, before I forget, my editors, Charley and Grace wanted me to tell you that there is nothing wrong with mixed breeds from a shelter. I would have to agree.