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Prisoners of Greed: Puppymill Misery

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Allow me to introduce, the parents of the puppies in the petstore.


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that are kept in such horrific conditions, could actually produce healthy puppies?


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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.


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Storey
‘s teeth were so rotten that his gums abscessed and infection spread up his face.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.

And this is their living quarters, where they stay condemed for the rest of their life, never once had the opportunity to step on solid ground or roll in the grass…

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Squeezed into tight enclosures with hardly any space to move around.


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Cooped up like chickens…

“Your puppy may be living in heaven (with you), but his parents are living in hell (at the puppymill).

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.

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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

The dogs have been debarked and have no more voice. We got to speak up for them as we are their only hope! We can sit here and whine all day about how pitiful they are but nothing is going to change if we do not put it into actions. Let’s help them with OUR actions by spreading the word around.

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.

Source: Prisoners of Greed, HSUS