Monday, May 20, 2013

Help End Puppy Mills in U.S.: Pass the PUPS Act. AND, Video "Where Do Pet Store Puppies Come From?"


Very easy action.  Just go here:
https://bestfriends.capwiz.com/bestfriends//issues/alert/?alertID=62669601

To see the video Where Do Pet Store Puppies Come From?" that discusses the pet store and puppy mill connection, go to http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2013/05/where-do-pet-store-puppies-come-from/

From the site:

“Under the current requirements of the Animal Welfare Act, commercial dog breeders who produce puppies for commercial resale through pet stores are required to be licensed and inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). However, breeders who sell puppies directly to the public — through classified ads, the Internet and other means — are exempt from any federal oversight.
Because the Animal Welfare Act was enacted well before the birth of the Internet, puppy millers who sell online are able to operate virtually under the radar and don’t even have to provide basic, humane standards of care for their dogs. This loophole has resulted in widespread abuse of dogs in breeding facilities.
Many puppies sold online come from puppy mills, where the conditions are often unsanitary, overcrowded and inhumane. Breeding dogs in mills are typically forced to live their entire lives in small cages with no opportunity for exercise, insufficient veterinary care and minimal human interaction. As a result, puppies purchased online often arrive at their new homes unsocialized, sick or dying, and when purchasers are unable to shoulder the financial and emotional burden of caring for them, many of these puppies are surrendered to our overcrowded shelters.”

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