Monday, October 13, 2014

Spreading the word

It is taking me a long time to figure out how to set this blog up but it is one thing that I can do to take action for animals. There are so many things we can do to create change. One of the simplest things we can do is speak out on animal welfare issues. Spread the word that when you buy a puppy in a #petstore, it supports the commercial dog breeding industry (a.k.a. puppy mills). The many dogs kept for breeding often spend their entire lives confined to small, filthy cages with very little human contact or veterinary care. The focus of puppy mills is on maximizing profits and if for no other reason than the sheer number of dogs kept there, little attention is given to the animals. There are responsible breeders from whom you can get a high quality, healthy puppy of a specific breed if that is what you have your heart set on. Like buying from a pet store it will not be cheap, but the puppy will almost certainly be healthier and better socialized. Another alternative is adopting from a breed specific rescue. Like adopting from a shelter or rescue, this helps with the homeless pet problem rather than adding to it. #commercialdogbreedingindustry #puppymills

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