bought an Italian Greyhound at a petstore, this might have been his father.
Teddy was a puppymill stud. He only had one eye, and his teeth were so infected
that they had rotted away part of his jaw. When he was thrown away at age 6, he
came to rescue wtih an untreated, badly broken leg.
OK, the breeder tells us with a wink; he more than got his money's
worth out of a defective pup by putting him to work producing puppies himself.
After all, you don't need two eyes, all your teeth, or four legs to make
IS THAT OK
NOT OK WITH US!
can you do to stop it?
section of our website will give you some ideas, regardless of whether you're
comfortable with direct action, such as participating in protests and having
constructive dialogs with legislators, or prefer a more "behind the
scenes" role, such as letter-writing, fund-raising, circulating petitions,
or just changing your shopping habits.
Our Number One
response to the question, What Can I Do? is -- Never, EVER buy a pet at a
petstore! We even go one farther and ask that you not buy ANYTHING at a store
which sells live animals, because chances are those kittens, birds, small
mammals, and reptiles also come from a mill-type breeding facility. Over the
years, we have expanded Rule Number One to include buying pets sight- unseen
over the internet -- as regulation is increasing, many puppy millers are
finding a lucrative business in direct internet sales
You'll notice that
we've separated our What To Do links at the left into two categories. The first
is for general suggestions --and there are a lot of them! -- that can apply
just about anywhere. The second section contains materials and suggestions that
are specific to our successful 12- year battle for a law regulating pet
breeding and selling facilities in Wisconsin. (S.173.41, Wis. Stats., our
Dog Breeders and Sellers Law, with its tough but
Administrative Rules, went into effect in 2011, and the
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has
been working tirelessly to inspect and license dog sellers, as well as conduct
follow-up inspections and investigate complaints. As a result, standards of
living for dogs in commercial facilities, while still not ideal, have improved
tremendously -- or the facilities have been denied licenses and are out of
where you are located, we invite you to browse through both sections. The
information contained in the WI section is in addition to that found in
the general section. Non-WI residents, you are welcome to take our materials
and ideas -- including texts of both the
final law and its
administrative rules) and modify for your own areas.
We frequently hear
from people expressing their outrage and telling us that "Somebody should
do something!" We ask that YOU be a "Somebody."
YOU have the power to make the puppymills and
backyard breeders give these dogs better care....stand up and be a voice for
dogs ... who do not have a voice!
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