08 August 2010

Day 8 - Picture That Makes You Angry/Sad

This is a picture of a puppy mill and it makes me SOOOOO angry/sad!! For those of you that aren't aware, there are people who breed massive amounts of dogs with hopes to make a large profit. They house these dogs in tight quarters like the ones pictured above and it often causes the dogs to get really sick.

From Wikipedia:

"Due to the frequently poor breeding conditions in puppy mills, puppies bred there often suffer from health and/or social problems. Puppies raised in a cramped environment shared by many other dogs become poorly socialized to other dogs and to humans. Dogs are then transported over long distances in poor conditions, sometimes resulting in animal stress and death. As the surviving mill dogs grow older, they are more prone to developing respiratory ailments and pneumonia, as well as hereditary defects such as hip dysplasia.[2] In addition, mill dogs are more prone to have problems with their temperament. Puppies from mills are usually sold as purebred dogs in an attempt to attract the higher prices associated with purebreds. However, due to the indiscriminate breeding practices of puppy mills, the dog may not actually be a purebred puppy.[11] The vast majority of puppy mill animals are sold to pet stores by "dealers". Some puppies are sold by dealers masquerading as authentic breeders."



  1. This makes me sick to my stomach! I feel so bad for these pups :( Breaks my heart!