I've seen so much worse, but it doesn't make it any easier to accept that there are thousands of puppies being enslaved/bred and sold this way. The auctions just about kill me.
The Amish believe the dogs are nothing more than livestock. So be it, but there is a humane way of keeping livestock. In the end, the only thing that matters to them - though it's terribly ironic considering the Amish culture - is the bottom line. Money.... and lots of it.
Sadly, the middle men and pet shops make a fortune in this cruel business. If the public keeps buying that cute puppy in the window, why on Earth would they stop selling them?! GRRRRRRRRRRR !