70-80 million dogs are owned in the U.S. alone. What is sad though is that there are around 10,000 puppy mills in the United States. Only 3,000 of these are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The range of dogs in a puppy mill can range from 10-1,000. If you don't know what a puppy mill is, here is the definition. "An establishment that breeds puppies for sale, typically on an intensive basis and in conditions regarded as inhumane." Well, these actions are inhumane. Profit is placed over the well being of dogs. Female dogs are bred at every opportunity, with no time to recover in between. Then, when the female becomes "useless" she is killed.
These dogs are kept in harsh conditions and some don't even have the opportunity to breathe fresh air or see sunlight. These dogs are sometimes kept in metal wired cages that can hurt their feet.
These dogs are frequently born with medical problems, and the case can sometimes be ignored, or the animal might be killed. This is wrong and should be stopped.
Please help in banning puppy mills in the U.S.A.
They are wrong and inhumane.
We need to stand up against this and make puppy mills illegal. This is no way to treat our furry companions.
The Ban Puppy Mills petition to The Connecticut State Government was written by Camille Rollins and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition.