LETTER: Punish puppy mills

I am very concerned about puppy mills, large dog breeding systems where dogs and puppies are at their worst condition. Puppy mills a
Sandusky Register Staff
May 13, 2010

 

I am very concerned about puppy mills, large dog breeding systems where dogs and puppies are at their worst condition. Puppy mills are all over the country, and the owners are guilty of murder and abuse. We need to put a permanent stop to this nonsense.

Dogs in puppy mills get hardly any care, love or exercise. The mother dog is bred over and over again until she can no longer reproduce. Being bred so much can cause many diseases and infections. She only gets to see her litter while they nurse and then they are taken away form her. How would you like to have your child taken away from you right after you have them? After this, the puppies are put in small, filthy cages until they are sold of for nearly the rest of its life. They share cages with other dogs, and many get their ears eaten off because that are hardly ever fed. They are susceptible to many diseases such as ticks, fleas, heart disease, pneumonia and much more. These dogs might never get to see a touch of sunlight, breathe in fresh air, or even take a step on solid ground. The dogs you see at a pet store are often from these horrible places, so unless you want to support them, don't buy from a pet store. There are other dogs out there who need a home, like at a local pound or humane society.

We shouldn't let dogs suffer like this. They are still living things and have feelings just as we do. We need to punish puppy mill owners more than just have them pay a small fine; they are guilty of abuse and murder.

Emily Hoffman

Milan