Unscrupulous Breeders - Unscrupulous People

I am old enough to understand that most things in this world revolve around money. But I will never understand how making money at the expense of the suffering of others, especially the dogs and puppies in puppy mills, can be justified.

I knew Ginger came from a puppy mill in PA because Jodi told me. But until the Oprah Special and I started looking into it, I never really understood what a puppy mill really was.

The truth is that they are horrible, evil, nasty places that "breed misery" and suffering. How can a group, who claim to be religious, consider these little lives as a commodity or a crop and do this? How do they justify this to their god?

How can a pet store owner justify this? They have to know where those puppies are coming from. Is their profits that important that they could continue this cycle of suffering?

How can our Representatives, who we elect to represent us, not put up bill after bill to change the laws in every state to stop this practice? Because until laws are changed and it is against the law and people go to prision, puppy mills will continue to exist.

I for one will not go away. I will continue to talk about this and write my legislators and tell everyone I can about puppymills and the horrible lives they are perpetuating.

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Comment by Peachy Doodle Inglis on June 26, 2009 at 5:03pm
I'm new to the site, so forgive me for not being up to speed here. However, I've been an animal activist for more years than I care to admit, and I must say that backyard breeders are no better than puppy millers -- they just operate on a smaller scale. Our Peachy had been used and abused by a backyard breeder, and when they spent her, they dumped her at a county pound in the middle of the night. It's a wonder the poor girl didn't die; her blood work was horrible, she had teats that were a foot long (seriously!), and a large mammary tumor. Rather than having the vet dose her with inoculations, particularly in view of her fragile state, I had titers run on her. She had exceedingly low levels of antibodies, and it was apparent she'd never had immunizations. She had been used like a piece of machinery, and thrown away when she could no longer produce. Whatever became of her last litter of puppies is something that will haunt me for at least as long as she lives and, of course, we have no idea how old she is. In January of 06, our vet suggested she was anywhere from 6 to 10 years old. But, big as she is, she runs and plays like a puppy daily, and for that we are very grateful. My only regret is that she won't live forever.

Comment by LM Fowler - Admin on April 25, 2009 at 11:02am
There is a special place in hell for these people and a special place in heaven for the poor unloved and abused dogs. They wait for a rescuer to bring them over the rainbow bridge. Your husband is one of those rescue angels who took the unloved dogs over. More and more wait for you and me. We are in good company here.

As for puppy mill breeders, their special hell awaits.

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Comment by konlibby on April 25, 2009 at 10:29am
I have to comment about this as I reside in a Puppy Mill state and by accident had first hand experience with a puppy mill. Many years, ago, when we were getting a lap pup for our son and I was freaked out about a "Big" dog, I wanted to get a cocker or scottie, too. We lived in a small town outside of Tulsa, OK and I went to look at a cocker with my sister and it was HORRIBLE!! It was a "puppy mill" in a broken down, unheated trailer with dogs everyplace in cages. The puppy mill person had abandoned the trailer on some rural land and the landlord discovered all the dogs. Well, there was a cocker with puppies that were three days, old. The deal was you had to take them all....so, to my late husband's surprise, I showed back up with a nursing cocker and four puppies. We had not had a dog in a while and my husband found the name of a good vet in town. Wow, the vet was nasty to me when I took the puppies in...he thought or assumed that I had let these puppies get this sick. I never said a word on the visit. When we went back a few days later for follow-up, I told him about what had happened and the mother dog was missing her paw. He thought she had lost her paw to trauma...who in the hell just lops off a dogs paw or slams it shut and does not seek medical care? Well, the vet was a saint about it all and we nursed the puppies back to good health and he helped me find homes for them and as I had explained to the vet, the minute Princess (mom) could be spayed, I wanted her spayed and never again to nurse or care for puppies. We had her for ten years and she was the sweetest, most loved dog. She was so grateful to have attention and care. The only issue she had was car sickness...wonder why...raised in a filthy, dirty, nasty cage. So, for long trips we had to have meds for her. This story is partly about what a saint my late husband was, too. Our daughter had moved to AZ with her boyfriend, stayed three weeks, and needed to come home....so I flew out and left my husband, the pups, and Princess and without missing a beat, he did it all...the supplemental feedings the medicinces, etc., our son, his job, for three days. We had the pups housed in our entry hall (large and tiled) and he and our son did great with all of it. Puppy Mill owners and breeders who overbreed need a special hell just for them. You know, I think puppy mill owners and bad breeders are in the same rank and file as drug dealers who could car less if their drugs are going to children...scum of the earth.

Comment by LM Fowler - Admin on April 4, 2009 at 1:12am
I got an email yesterday informing me that so-and-so was no longer going to follow us anymore on Twitter because "we trash doodles" on our site. Trash Doodles? We rescue Doodles! I was concerned...until I went to their site. Many dogs, many coat types, many available puppies, etc. They were a Breeder, a big Breeder. Well, I'm still not sure how we trash doodles...but I sure as hell will never apologize for trashing large puppy mills!

Comment by LM Fowler - Admin on March 11, 2009 at 4:15pm
Traycee, that has been one of our pet peeves and one of the reasons we started this site. On another site, we were among "breeders" and had to play nice. Sometimes that was very difficult. As you can imagine, one complained about all the "sad" stories about homeless shelter dogs, I think her main problem was that by our calling attention to all the "Doodles in Need" we were stopping her from a sale. These breeders charge $1500 to 2500. a doodle and we were showing people that they could get a beautiful doodle for 1/4 the cost and offering help in the family succeeding in rehabilitating the rescued dog and having a loving companion. Of course our stories were sad, the breeders who were contributing to the problem, were doing nothing to change it but complain about us trying to address it. More later.......

Comment by LM Fowler - Admin on January 28, 2009 at 2:42pm
I know...I just cannot understand HOW THESE PEOPLE CAN JUSTIFY IT TO THEIR GOD OR TO THEMSELVES. It is just so unimaginable. That is pure evil in my eyes. I can't even stand to see a bird or a bug suffering. How can they do what they do to stop them from barking, from leaving them bloody, in pain and so miserable? The cases are so terrible that if this had been done to a person, the millers would be arrested, tried and convicted and in some states be put to death. It is a life, whether human or animal, it is a life!

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