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Puppymills and Pet shops

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I don't know if this subject has been brought up before so ...

We all understand where most of the pet shop puppies come from, pet brokers and puppy mills BUT at the same time, how can we, in good faith, walk past a shop and see an adorable fur baby and not want to rescue it? do we think we are doing a favor to the pup? i mean, what if no one bought him/her what would we be sentencing this pup too?

What really happens when NOBODY purchases these lil guys? Do they go back to the PuppyMill to breed? Or are they sent somewhere else? Isn't that sentencing it to more pain and heartache, etc.?

Pls. remember, I am new so be gentle with me

*'we' is used as a general term*
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Originally posted by LucyLou@Aug 5 2005, 05:22 PM
Remember If you really want to see what is going on in the pet store industry, search the Hunte Corporation.  Your tax dollars are supporting their business.  They got one grant for $900,000 to broker pups to pet stores.
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Here's the link to The Hunte Corp., the nation's larger puppy broker... what a bunch of baloney on their site....

The Hunte Corporation
Originally posted by LucyLou@Aug 5 2005, 07:57 PM
Now, I don't know how much you readers know about the PAWS legislation, but if this goes through, then the small hobby/show breeder will be under the same type guidelines.  This means, that instead of my dogs laying around on the sofa and in my bed, they would have to be in a kennel that met government regulations.  Many of the kennel clubs oppose this, as we see it as opening the dog breeding up to large places like Hunte, but causeing us to not breed enough to have pups to sell to others.  It would also put some horrible restrictions on rescue groups.
I encourage you to read up on this bill, then write your congressman to oppose it.  Otherwise, your next pup may have to come from a place like Hunte.
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If you are referring to S1139 and HR2669, the Humane Society supports it and it seems to be good for the welfare of animals. Are you sure they would be regulating people in your situation?Humane Society HR2669
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