I want to understand how our government allows this to happen. Dogs are not livestock. In fact, millions of Americans (about half of all dog owners) share their beds with their dogs.
Dogs are supposed to be our best friends.
Even IF somehow this sort of actioning of dogs is acceptable, having them sit without food or water for so many hours is a violation of welfare laws, if not human kindness.
Hear the auctioneer talk about how the dogs up for auction are AKC registered too. I have no idea how many of these dogs are AKC registered.
I want to hear any defense of how this can happen. Please tell me what that is.
What can be done to inhibit the puppy mills? Well since our Federal and state governments are doing nothing (or near nothing), local communities decided quite organically several years ago to stop sales of dogs and cats at pet stores. No, this action doesn’t immediately make the puppy mills disappear, but it stops one source of sales. Over 200 cities in the U.S. and Canada decided on their own, and later with support of the Puppy Mill Project to stop pet store sales.
Now, in Illinois a group calling itself the Illinois Pet Lover’s Association (IPLA) wants to stop Illinois communities from ever being able to limit sales at pet stores, and roll back laws which have prevented sales of dogs and cats at pet stores in Chicago, Waukegan, Warrenville and Cook County. To be clear this group in Illinois wants to PREVENT bans to limit pet store sales, and includes, American Kennel Club, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, and the Illinois Federation of Dog Clubs & Owners, and I have reason to believe other players who benefit from pet stores that sell dogs and cats.
The American Kennel Club HERE explains their active support.
CAUTION: Watching this video may be upsetting.