25% Of the American population does not know what a puppy mill is. Twenty five percent! The American population as of now (September 2017) is made up of 326,474,013 people. That means about 81,618,503 Americans are unaware of the cruelty that these animals face everyday of their lives. With such a large group who are uninformed of this issue, how is something going to be done about it? Something needs to be done. People’s eyes need to be opened. They need to be educated in this problem so that we can eliminate it once and for all.
What is a Puppy Mill?
"Puppy mills are large-scale commercial dog breeding operations where profit is placed above the well-being of animals. Bred without consideration of genetic quality, this produces …show more content…
“The federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA), passed in 1966, requires breeders who have more than three breeding female dogs and sell puppies to pet stores or puppy brokers to be licensed and inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In most cases, the standards that breeders are required to meet by law are extremely minimal. Under the AWA, it is legal to keep a dog in a cage only six inches longer than the dog in each direction, with a wire floor, stacked on top of another cage, for the dog's entire life. Conditions that most people would consider inhumane, or even cruel, are often legal.” (ASPCA). Not only is this happening all over the U.S., but we're letting it. If that seems wrong to you, do something about it. Talk to people, do research, volunteer. Any small or big thing that you do with make and impact. And get us one step closer to getting rid of this horrible problem once and for all.
The way that those animals are being treated is inhumane and horrible. They don't deserve it. Nobody