puppy lover :): Puppy mills?
I have been hearing a lot about how puppy mills are bad. I'm not sure what puppy mills are. Please explain!
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Answer by SpRite.piXie
Puppy mills are breeding facilities that produce purebred puppies in large numbers.
Often the puppies are sold directly to the public via the Internet, newspaper ads, or at the mill itself. In other cases they are sold to brokers and pet shops across the country.
The problems of puppy mills include: overbreeding, inbreeding, minimal veterinary care, poor quality of food and shelter, lack of human socialization, overcrowded cages and the killing of unwanted animals.
This situation frequently means buying a puppy facing an array of immediate veterinary problems or harboring genetic diseases that surface years later.
It's sad really, there are so puppies so most of them aren't given the attention they need... many of them have health conditions...and are neglected, this is why so many people are against puppy mills.
Oprah once had an episode on puppy mills.
Answer by I LOVE ABBY!!!
people who breed hundreds of dogs in small cages until they die : (
Answer by Cindy is back
Go to Oprah.com and look around. Search for her show from Friday on UTube. You'll see it first hand. That show covers everything in an hour.
I posted a link for you to her site.
Answer by Booda629
Do not buy a dog from a "breeder" that you can't visit in person. Many times people purchase dogs online sight unseen and the puppies are from puppy mills. Do your homework.
Answer by April C
OMG i am part of a campaign against puppy mills.They are basically factories where mother dogs have 100s of babies then get shot.look up stop puppy mills.
Answer by Tiki C
There is info here and what you can do http://www.stoppuppymills.org
and http://www.prisonersofgreed.org and you can get a free cd there
Bottom line- tell everyone you know NEVER buy a puppy at a pet store, from the classifieds, or from a website. Those are the puppy mills!
Instead visit http://www.petfinder.com and find a great dog and helpful info at a shelter, rescue, or breed rescue.
When people stop buying puppy mill puppies (which are also terribly unhealthy and have problems too) the mills will close.
And join a humane society in your state that is working on the puppy mill problem!
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