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*Added 16th February 2008
The initial three
You know, I have been contemplating about starting this entry because I do not want to push down the Puppy Mill Link Exchange Project post.
I have been going around, begging people to join my project (falling short of going down on my knees) but despite the effort put in, I am afraid to say that results have not been very encouraging.
One issue which disheartened me was the out-of-sight-out-of-mind attitude of certain dog owners. Some cited that the puppy mills are far away from us and there is nothing that we can do but where do you think all the ‘imported’ puppies in our local petshops came from?
Then, there are some who claims to support me which I am very grateful for, but, all they do was to curse how evil puppy mills are. Well, as if cursing would close them puppy mills down for good! They can go on whinning for eternity but the dogs will still be stuck inside the cages if we do not do something concrete to help them.
As Lao Tzu said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a step”. Take that first step out and we will be one step closer to our aim.
You have seen from the video footage how dogs were cooped up like chickens inside the puppy mill. Do you seriously think dogs in such inhumane conditions could probably give birth to healthy offsprings?
See what I mean?
As mentioned for the umpteenth time, my aim is to reach out to those people who do not know anything about the existence of puppy mills and share with them what goes on behind closed doors. The dogs can’t speak up or fight for their own rights thus, it’s up to us to help them.
Through this link exchange project, I was hoping to achieve the ripple-effect where by words of
mouth blog, we could spread the truth ‘far and wide’ however, there is only so much people that I could reach out to. Therefore, I really need all the help I can get to reach out to your circle of friends and the readers of your blog.
I would like to thank skinergy from Hardwareforum for sharing this:
“The Animals’ Savior“
Copyright Jim Willis 1999
I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter…the cast-offs of human society.
I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal.
And I was angry.
“God,” I said, “this is terrible! Why don’t you do something?”
God was silent for a moment and then He spoke softly.
“I have done something,” He replied.
“I created You.”
One of the many devastating news about Typhoon Phoenix that gripped me was the fate of the three black dogs that were trapped under a bridge in Hua-Lien. With the water levels rising rapidly around them, their chance of survival seems bleak.
Concerned with their safety, I decided to come online and find out more but there was no further updates about their rescue.
Will these dogs be saved?
I’ve edited my previous post.? I’ll consolidate all dogs related entries in another blog.?
Here are some of the dogs for adoption.? To know more about them, please click here.
Oh yes, if you leave me a message using the comments function below this post, you’ll find that you can draw me a message too!
Do you seriously think dogs that are kept in such horrific conditions, could actually produce healthy puppies?
Dinah lost almost all her teeth to decay so her teeth hung out all the time.
Her ear was eaten off by a cagemate and her leg was disjointed from having been caught in the wires.
Storey‘s teeth were so rotten that his gums abscessed and infection spread up his face.
Conventry died after her jaw was broken when she was debarked –
probably by ramming a metal pipe down her throat to rupture her vocal cords.
Derry‘s jaw was broken when she was debarked. A typical way of debarking was by ramming a metal pipe down their throat to rupture their vocal cords.
Cassidy lost most of his teeth to decay, his leg has been broken and
not set, he was suffering from congestive heart failure at only six
years old. He had been debarked.
Ariel was rescued from a kennel in Kansas where she had been
going round and round in the cage for hours. She was so
traumatized that it took two years before she could go outside
without a towel on her head.
By buying that puppy in the petshop, you are sentencing your puppy’s parents to a
lifetime imprisonment for a crime they didn’t commit.”
Do you seriously think that dogs under such living conditions would produce healthy puppies? You may think that this only happened overseas and not in Singapore but think again. These are where all the so-called ‘imported’ puppies came from.
Puppy mills are breeding facilities that produce purebred puppies in large numbers. The puppies are sold either directly to the public via the Internet, newspaper ads, at the mill itself, or are sold to brokers and pet shops across the country. Puppy mills have long concerned The Humane Society of the United States.
The documented problems of puppy mills include overbreeding, inbreeding, minimal veterinary care, poor quality of food and shelter, lack of socialization with humans, overcrowded cages, and the killing of unwanted animals. To the unwitting consumer, this situation frequently means buying a puppy facing an array of immediate veterinary problems or harboring genetically borne diseases that do not appear until years later. In 1994, Time magazine estimated that as many as 25% of purebred dogs were afflicted with serious genetic problems.
Sadly, some dogs are forced to live in puppy mills for their entire lives. They are kept there for one reason only: to produce more puppies. Repeatedly bred, many of these “brood bitches” are killed once their reproductive capacity wanes.
Watch this VIDEO
Look into their eyes, especially Ariel‘s. Can you see her FEAR? Can you feel her HELPLESSNESS? Will she, and the other dogs like her lived to see another day? Will they ever get the chance to romp in the grass? Chase after butterflies? Or even have a warm hug?
To help them or not, it’s in YOUR hands. Don’t wait for the others to take the lead! Let it start with you!
You HAVE the power to do something. NOW.
When the buying stop, the breeding will stop too.