Elimination of Puppy Mills
Commercial Puppy Mill breeders flood the market with popular dog breeds without adequate consideration for conformation, genetic defects, or mental stability. Their interest is to produce and sell as many puppies they can to unsuspecting buyers. These breeders do not care who buys their pups, how they will be treated and what they will be used for. Unsuspecting buyers have no recourse when these puppies develop physical and mental problems. Consequently, these animals are given up to shelters, pet stores, abandoned or sold to commercial buyers who then sell the unwanted puppies for medical experimentation. Puppy mill breeders confine their dogs in filthy, small enclosures without adequate care, nutrition or shelter. Females are bred at each heat cycle without rest. The Missouri Dept. of Agriculture has documented that this abuse exists. They also found dogs frozen to the ground because the breeders didn\'t provide enough shelter or bedding to keep their dogs warm. This type of commercial enterprise and abuse has got to end. I will send all petitions received to the Missouri Dept. of Agriculture and to Missouri Legislators. They need to understand animal abuse should not be tolerated.