Puppymills and Breeders
By Maggie Garmle
March 29, 2007
I totally agree with Margaret Cloud - It is long overdue to DUMP
THE BREEDERS of 'designer dogs'. If you must have a 'designer
dog' go to the Shelters and rescue groups across the U.S. and
SAVE a life. You will find many 'breeder throw aways' there.
Their only flaw is that they are not 'show quality'. Why encourage
the addition of more dogs that are not 'show' quality and are
sold to Pet Stores or dumped into shelters? Take the time to
look at the statistics on how many animals are euthanized on
a daily basis and take the time to speak out against the gassing
chambers in the South - put your money where your mouth is! If
you prefer to 'line the pockets' of all the 'breeders' to enrich
their lives with $$$$$ I believe you have cold ice running through
your veins - as cold as theirs runs. Do you sleep well at night?
The animals on 'death row' don't. If you have read the stories
published on the Amish puppymill in Bland, VA where the 167 puppies
and dogs burned to death, you would understand that they made
a conscious decision to breed for income. Quote: "We sell
mostly to brokers or to pet stores," (Philip) Schmucker
explained. "There's one in New York, one in D.C., and one
in Beckley, West Virginia." Another Quote: "Philip
Schmucker said he wishes the people speaking out would have visited
his kennel before condemning it. "We're all for raising
healthy pets." "Don't people realize someone has got
to raise them?" (Source: The Roanoke Times March 22, 2007
SOMEONE HAS TO DO IT?
I live in NY and I am ashamed
that my state still buys puppies and sells them in pet stores
and that people in this state still get a 'rush' when they 'roll
out' the big bucks or 'swipe' their credit cards for a designer
dog when at that very moment, 5 more dogs and 8 more cats are
taking their last breath.
Received March 27, 2007 - Published March 29, 2007
About: "I volunteer as
an animal cruelty caseworker 70 hous a week - that's a SEVEN
day week - no time off, compliments of puppymill breeders and
perps. In my lifetime I have raised 63 rescued dogs over a span
of 40 years and am now down to my final 5 - held back only by
age and financial ability to give them the best life possible.
In my home we are now sharing the final 'golden years' in peace."
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