For the past two months I have put off blogging about this. However, this is an important issue that needs to be addressed. At this festive time of year there are many folks who rush out and purchase a puppy for their children.
Instead of purchasing a pet for Christmas wait and purchase after the holidays and before you purchase that puppy make sure that you know where that puppy is coming from. There are many folks who are unaware of the cruel industry known as puppy mills.
Puppy milling is a multimillion dollar business in Canada. Often the puppies that are sold from pet stores come from these puppy mills. In fact 90% of the pets sold in pet shops come from puppy mills. Quebec alone has a reputation as being the puppy mill capital of North America.
What is a puppy mill?
“A puppy mill is a business that mass-produces dogs for profit.”
Can you imagine living your entire life in a cage without any bit of human compassion? Then after being constantly bred and no longer useful, you are destroyed? This is the life of a female dog in a puppy mill.
On Dec 1st approximately 100 dogs and a cat were rescued from a puppy mill in Meaford Ontario by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. It was reported that the rescue was one of the largest in OSPCA history.(Crews rescue 100 dogs from alleged Ont. puppy mill.)
Puppy mills are also advertise on websites and in news papers. Beware of any ad that lists several breeds of puppies for sale.
Visit http://www.hsicanada.ca/puppy_mills/, watch the video and learn more about the harsh conditions these dogs are subject to. Do your research went purchasing a puppy. If you suspect a puppy mill is operating in your area, don’t hesitate to report it to the properer authorities.
And lastly, I ask you to please sign the “Stop Puppy Mills” pledge.If you liked this post, why not buy me a coffee?