The Holidays are often a time when people think about buying a cute little puppy as a Christmas present for a loved one or a child. But very sadly, this heartfelt gesture often quickly turns into a hellish nightmare for the recipient, if the puppy chosen comes from a ‘Puppy Mill.’
Puppy Mills are atrocious places where pure bred dogs are bred for money, and usually in a Puppy Mill, animal welfare is not a concern at all.
Female Puppy Mill ‘breeder bitches’ are kept in horrendous conditions, in extremely small cages, with little or no human contact. Their sole function in life is to keep getting pregnant, and to keep giving birth to pups that are then sold at exorbitant prices in pet stores and on the Internet. And once these breeder bitches can no longer give birth, they are quickly dumped somewhere, killed, or tossed into the trash like a now useless piece of garbage.
And very often, the malnutrition and disease and illness these woeful ‘breeder bitch’ mothers endure during their productive years is passed on to their offspring. The adorable little pup you purchase at the pet store for hundreds or thousands of dollars may soon get extremely ill, and even die. And the store you purchase it from usually won’t have very much sympathy for your plight.
And at the very same time this gross animal cruelty and over-breeding is going on in America’s puppy mills, millions of unwanted dogs and puppies are being put to sleep in America’s animal shelters and city pounds because no one wants them.
If you plan on giving a puppy or a dog to a loved one this Holiday Season, please look for that adorable dog or puppy at an animal shelter, and help save a life.
And please sign the pledge on the linked website below to help us stop these atrocious Puppy Mills.
Cold hard cash is the only language Puppy Mill owners understand, and they will continue to thrive in America until we cut off their cash flow – by not buying puppies from Puppy Mills.
November 25th to December 1st 2007 has been designated as ‘Puppy Mill Action Week.’
Please read my posted poem - 'A Before and After Dog Story.'
And please visit the website below, read some of the horror stories shown there, sign the pledge, and ask your animal loving friends to do so as well.
Pets give to us all year long, and all they ask in return is a little respect and compassion and love.