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Seven Dead Puppies Are Only Seven Reasons Why The Puppy Mill Project Is Against Puppy Mills!
Organization Director Pleads That The Chain of Misery Must Be Eradicated!
By: Keith Sanderson
“This is why the Puppy Mill Project exists. As long there are puppy mills and there are consumers who are willing to buy their products there will be thousands of similar instances of inhumane treatment that leads to the death of puppies and dogs.
“This chain of misery has links that include unscrupulous mass breeders of dogs, middlemen who broker the puppies, pet shops, Internet businesses, and other retailers that sell them. It includes enablers such as the AKC who registers the dogs as purebreds, and finally the consumer who chooses to pay high prices for these puppies..
“The puppy mills are canine hells where female dogs are bred two or more times a year while living in tiny cages surrounded by filth and disease. When she can no longer produce large litters of puppies she is disposed of, frequently by being shot.
“In order to be ready for market at the right age the puppies are separated from their mothers between four and six weeks old and sold by middlemen who in turn sell the dogs to pet shops, or the puppies may be sold directly to the end consumer over the Internet.
“The retailers can and do ask $1,000 and more for the puppies and get the price because the pups have purebred parents who are registered by the AKC. Naive consumers imagine that AKC registration is a reflection of quality.
“The AKC’s own web site states, As AKC does not breed or sell dogs, it cannot guarantee the quality or health of dogs in its registry.
“The fact consumers will pay high prices enables the chain of canine misery to continue to exist from puppy mills to consumers.
“While attention is focused on the seven little puppies that died a horrible death in the hold of an American Airlines plane, let us not lose sight that every day countless puppies and dogs suffer and die because there is a market for puppy mill puppies.
“The lesson to be learned by this tragedy is that puppy mills and those businesses that sell their products must be eradicated!
“It is our goal to educate the consumer to the connection between puppy mills and the puppies that are sold in pet stores and online.”
The Puppy Mill Project is an Illinois 501(c)3 registered charity and was created in September of 2009 by Cari Meyers. The organization is a leader in the fight against puppy mills and the pet shops whose puppies originate from puppy mills. One of the organization's primary missions is educating the public about what puppy mills really are and the direct connection to the pet stores, the internet ads and the newspaper ads that sell these puppies that come from "canine hell."
The Puppy Mill Project also supports state and federal legislation that protects dogs from the inhumane treatment they receive in puppy mills. Along with many community events they also organize demonstrations against businesses that sell puppy mill dogs. The organization's website is: www.thepuppymillproject.org
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The Puppy Mill Project is an Illinois 501(c)3 registered charity and was created in September, 2009 by Cari Meyers. The organization is a leader in the fight against puppy mills and the pet shops whose puppies originate from puppy mills.
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