About Puppy Mills
opposes commercial breeding facilities. Such operations produce large numbers of purebred or
hybrid (purebred mixes) pets as a “product”
-- without concern for their physical, social,
or emotional needs.
With the high number of homeless pets already
in the community, commercial breeding mills also contribute to the pet overpopulation problem.
Life for dogs in commercial breeding facilities, sometimes referred to as puppy mills, is incredibly
cruel. The dogs are confined to cages and they
are not socialized with people or other dogs.
The adult dog breeding stock often spend their
entire lives continually producing more puppies,
often to the point of exhaustion.
The puppies from breeding facilities are sold to
the public via the Internet or newspaper ads,
or to brokers and pet shops across the country.
Because of irresponsible and over-breeding,
as well as lack of quality care, puppy mill puppies
may have an array of immediate veterinary
problems, have behavioral or social issues,
or harbor genetic diseases.
Such medical and behavior issues can cause
life-long suffering for the dogs, as well as a
financial burden to the unsuspecting consumer.
Part of above article from: http://www.lollypop.org/