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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 03-05-2009, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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This is the reason why I oppose the sale of puppy mill pups in pet shops. Sure, the puppy is "saved", saved from living weeks and months in a glass box, on shredded newsprint or wood shavings, saved from not being out on the grass or in someone's lap....... but what about the dams and sires of these pups? Where are they still, after you buy your new puppy and take it home? Who watches out for them?

Please save this image and pass the word along to everyone you know that buying puppies in stores, at flea markets, auctions or online from unscrupulous breeders who claim to have healthy, well-cared for purebreds or "designer dogs" (and this without any written, legal proof whatsoever) simply continues to support this industry.

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post #2 of 45 (permalink) Old 03-05-2009, 09:09 AM
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That made me cry Marj, I wish everyone would see it.

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Ugh, I couldn't continue after seeing the water jug NEXT to the crate. Just makes me so terribly sick. Why doesn't the government do something about this?????

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Marj- Thanks for posting this. I whole heartedly agree with you about the saving the one. The sad thing is the auction area is often the cleanest place those pups have been too. I just hate seeing this but it is a good reminder of where the money goes when you save a pup.

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Ugggghhh. Those photos are very powerful. It's so hard to think of Tess as one of those dogs.

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Maryam, the reason the gov't isn't doing enough about this, is because these people mostly don't break the laws in place. They are "law-abiding" citizens, don't you know. The laws need to change! The province I live in is pathetic. Commercial operators (mill owners) are often not breaking any laws at all because the laws are so lax.

The fact that there are over 2000 of these places and only 2 government inspectors for the whole province of Quebec only helps more and more of these people build new businesses here. It's so frustrating!!! We need to keep pushing the government and educating the public.




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Jill, I know how much this breaks your heart. ((hugs))
It is very difficult to see where some of our dogs have come from, but for those that do make it to rescue and then on to good homes, it is worth remembering and doing whatever we can to stop this atrocity.

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OK now I am crying at work - how do I explain that???? That is so horrible. I know it happens, but it is SO hard to see those faces!!

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You're absolutely right Marj.

I always have mixed feelings about telling people Tess is a puppy mill breeder. I think to see her now softens the reality of the horrors these dogs endure. So she's a little shy, she's got a beautiful coat and looks healthy. I'm always afraid they come away thinking that the puppy mills "aren't really that bad."

On the other hand, I hope it strikes home when someone comments on how cute Tess is and I then describe what she looked like (one of the pictures you posted) when she was rescued - and that she lived like that for 5 years.

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I know I can't watch that video - I will get too upset. Thanks for posting, Marj. I wish everyone knew the truth.

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