Pet Stores And Private Breeders Essay

737 Words Feb 17th, 2016 3 Pages
When it comes to adding a companion to the family, many factors are important and need to be considered. However, one of the most important decisions the family will have to decide is whether to adopt or to buy from pet stores and private breeders. At this very moment, there is “about 70 million stray cats roaming the street” (“Pet Statistics”), hoping to find a good home from people like you. Animals’ overpopulation is as serious as it is to humans’, if not worse. Adopting pets instead of buying from pet stores or private breeders is the only effective way to fight against puppy mills, providing the animals a chance at life, and can save lots money if one is on a tight budget. Overall, adopting is the more logical option of the two.
When buying animals from pet stores, one could unknowingly be supporting puppy mills, also known as puppy farms. Puppy mills is a common term for commercial dog breeding facilities that are operated for the profits, not the animals’ welfare, typical human nature. According to the American Humane Association, nearly all of puppies that are sold in pet stores come from puppy mills. Even though there are some pet stores that sell pets from private breeders who truly cares for the animal’s well-being, there’s absolutely no way to know if the pet store is telling the truth or not, because the reason why there are pet stores in the first place is because of money.
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