Essay on Puppy Mills Are Notorious For Overbreeding

1678 Words Dec 8th, 2016 7 Pages
Dogs are known as a man’s best friend; they are always there for you and love you unconditionally. We welcome them into our home and family and give them love and attention, which they kindly give in return. However, some people only think of dogs as a way to make profit, in a place called a puppy mill. A puppy mill is a commercial dog breeding facility where profit is placed above the well being of the dogs. Puppy mills should be illegal in the United States because of the horrendous conditions, illnesses and behavioral issues it causes, and negative environmental conditions they create.

Puppy mills are notorious for overbreeding, which leads to overcrowding in these facilities and well as the pet overpopulation in the United States. The biggest reason why puppy mills are bad is because the conditions are unsanitary and inhumane. There are anywhere from 10 to 10,000 breeding dogs in a puppy mill. However, because not all puppy mills are licensed and inspected there is no way to know a true average. This big of a range is what leads to overcrowding, which causes vast problems. Because there are so many dogs at a puppy mill, they tend to use stacked cages with wire flooring. Not only can these floors cause injury to a dogs paws, it also allows urine and feces to fall through onto the dogs in the cages below. This causes feces to cake up on the lower dogs floor making it the only solid ground they can walk on. Dogs are not used to living in close corridors with their…

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