Persuasive Essay On Banning Puppy Mills

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An estimated 1.2 million puppies are euthanized in shelters a year (The Puppy Mill Project). These dogs are mainly from puppy mills. The dogs that never get adopted are then euthanized. Most animals in pet stores or sold on online sources are from puppy mills. Imagine being confined to a small cage barely big enough to turn around and you are never let out. You don't get enough food and water to be anywhere near healthy. You will sit in your own piles of feces. That is what it is like to be a dog in an awful puppy mill. Puppy mills should be banned because they provide unsafe living conditions, unfair treatment, and cause injury and disease. A puppy mill is a mass breeding facility that produces puppies for sale (Last Chance For Animals). …show more content…
They are an easy source of income and generation of taxes. Puppy mills are regulated by the FDA to ensure the health and well being of the dogs. They have minimal rules and regulations to have a licensed puppy mill. They supply pet stores and online sources with dogs. Puppy mills are an easy and cheap place to find the dog you want. Laboratories get unsold dogs from puppy mills to do research on to make sure products like makeup or medications are safe for humans. Puppy mills create jobs for new veterinarians as they have to check the dogs out briefly before transportation. Puppy mills generate lots of jobs with minimal work for the employees. Puppy mills provide unsafe living conditions, unfair treatment, and create disease and injury therefore should be banned. Puppy mills are disgusting cruel places to raise dogs. The number of fatal and nonfatal injuries, fatal and nonfatal diseases, and inhumane treatment in dogs could be greatly lowered if puppy mills were banned. The spread of communicable diseases in dogs would be almost obsolete without puppy mills. Bringing in a dog from a puppy mill could risk other already existing pets in the home of catching diseases from the puppy

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