Skip Trimble of the Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN) stopped by to discuss with Arthur and Farah of America Dog Rescue some of the specific reasons why puppy mills are not a humane option for breeding puppies.
Skip also provided some practical advice on how to avoid supporting a puppy mill the next time you add a new furry friend to your family.
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Puppy Mills Breed Misery on Many Levels
The pet overpopulation problem will only get worse if puppy mills thrive. While thousands of dogs are destroyed in animal control facilities throughout Texas each year, underground puppy mills in untold numbers churn out thousands of puppies each week to be sold at pet stores, on websites or through newspaper ads.
These mills, operating in deplorable conditions that are both unsanitary and inhumane, flood the pet market with unhealthy puppies who often bring with them serious medical problems and possible tragedy when even the best of medical care is not enough to save them.
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