Hi, pmh1 here. We recently had an assignment to write a persuasive essay. By now, choosing puppy mills for something like this is second nature for me. I thought some of you may be interested in the research that i have collected over the past year. Here is my essay, i wrote the whole thing, and you can't copy it BECAUSE THERE'S NO RIGHT CLICK ALLOWED!
Home to prisoners of greed
By Jennie (a.k.a. PuppyMillHater1)
Thousands of dogs are suffering everyday. Horrible memories flash inside their heads. Memories of maggot-infested food and feces covered water. Memories of their mom being taken away and never seeing her again. This is a normal day in a puppy mill. My purpose? To let you know about puppy mills. Why do you need to know? Because your new puppy from Shake-a-paw could die in a matter of months. Puppy mills are horrible places where they abuse and kill dogs everyday without ever thinking about it again. Please read this, for the sake of all the dogs being tortured in puppy mills right now.
The dreaded words are “puppy mills”. They are found all over the nation, mainly in
Puppy mills usually sell smaller breeds of dogs such as Yorkshires terriers, Dachshunds,
One woman, as said on http://stoppuppymills.org, bought a dog from a pet store, not knowing her dog not only was from a puppy mill, but had a blood birth defect common among the breed of dog,
This is what goes on in a typical puppy mill. Dogs are abused and killed everyday and no one knows about it. Helpless dogs are tortured and suffering. Puppy mills will not stop unless we do something. Contact your governor, tell your friends. Visit http://freewebs.com/nopuppymillz, www.prisonersofgreed.org or http://stoppuppymills.org. Most importantly, DO NOT BUY DOGS FROM PET STORES!!!!!!!!
Hi Guys! i also wrote an essay on puppy mills, it is a great thing to do and if you send it to somebody, it can really make a difference in a dog's life.
By Molly (Puppy Mill Hater 2)
The life of a healthy dog in a loving family may be a desirable one. You would get to eat a lot, sleep a lot and play a lot. Plus, you wouldn’t have to go to work or live on a strict schedule. You would think that the life of a dog would be relaxing and quite enjoyable. But there is something you don’t know. And it’s important. It could save a dog’s life, or many. What you don’t know is that there is a secret, miserable life that many dogs live or have lived in. They are filthy, cramped places. They are areas where dogs are bred and bred, inhumanly. And it’s all for money. They are called puppy mills, and we need to do something about them. After all, dogs are called “man’s best friend”. Would you treat your best friend that way?
Reason 1: The environment they live in
Cramped. Dirty. Gross. These are words that you can use to describe the areas that puppy mill dogs live in. But here are the details: The dogs are cramped 3 or 4 into a small wire cage. They often sleep in their own waste. Living in such a small place does not do them any good. It often causes medical problems, such as hip dysplasia. Because there’s a high chance of getting those kinds diseases, the dog most likely won’t live a long and healthy life.
Reason 2: The food
The food that these dogs put into their bodies is often not the most nutritious. They do not get the proper vitamins and nutrients, which they need to live long, healthy and happy lives. The food that they are served is usually filled with bugs and other vermin. How would you feel if you eating food like that? They deserve better.
Reason 3: The breeding
The mother dog starts to breed at the age of 6 months. This is a very early, unhealthy age to begin breeding. They are bred and bred, with almost no rest between litters. This means that they are bred about 4 or 5 times a year. When they can be bred no longer, which is at about 4 or 5 years of age, they are shot or bludgeoned. After death they are dumped in a land fill. They were never cared for, never loved, and now they won’t ever be thought of again.
Reason 4: The pups
Imagine being with your mom for only a few days and then leaving her forever…
That is what these pups live through. They are taken away from their mothers and then stuck in a cage with other puppies. This is not fair, and not healthy.
Reason 5: The ride
The journey to a pet shop is often a terrifying on. Most of the time the ride to a pet shop is in a truck, even when going across the country. They never get breaks to eat or go to the bathroom, many die on this ride. When they arrive it isn’t much better. Pet shops do not offer the best treatment either.
Reason 6: The rest of their lives
When the dog finally finds a home, it doesn’t always mean that they will have a great life. They often have behavioral problems and end up in animal shelters. Even if they are in a loving family, they may be too weak or have a bad disease, enabling them to live a decent life. They usually die at a young age. This whole problem is caused by pet shops. If they didn’t buy their dogs from puppy mills this problem would not exist. The problem is that they do.
There are a few ways to stop this inhumane activity. Don’t buy dogs from pet shops. Tell and inform other people about puppy mills. Research and do what ever you can think of, we have to solve this problem! The “biggy” is not buying the dogs. You may be thinking, “If I buy the dogs, I can make them happier!” You may make it happier, but you will also be giving other dogs a terrible life. You are giving money to the mill.
With your help, I believe that we can help put an end to puppy mills. We can stop stores from buying these dogs. We can inform other people about this problem. They live horrible lives, we can help change that. We can make a difference. We have to remember, they are our best friends.