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Posted: 04 Oct 04, 16:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.animalchannel.org/photogallery/puppymill/puppymill-flash-final.html

I'm sure quite a few of you know this by now but I want everyone to be aware. Please buy your dogs from well-known breeders or animal shelters!

Boycott Puppy Mills!


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Posted: 04 Oct 04, 16:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

...NOT funny...


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Posted: 04 Oct 04, 16:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

horror!
unfortunately it doesn't happen only to dogs...


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Posted: 04 Oct 04, 17:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My dog was given to me from some guy who owned a farm who was really good friends with my Grandfather...don't blame me for being sketchy on the details, I was like three years old at the time.


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Posted: 04 Oct 04, 17:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In my opinion, I would say don't buy one at all, (that would soon put em out of business) but if you must, then get a Mutt!!
At least they don't come with all the problems of a pedigree..


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Posted: 04 Oct 04, 17:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Our dog came from the SPCA.
I remember reading somewhere though - think it was the PETA website - that some pet stores will just kill on the premises the puppies that aren't bought and chuck them into the dumpster out back.
Kind of a catch-22 then innit?


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Posted: 04 Oct 04, 17:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A former neighbor of mine bought a dalmation pup from a petstore at a local mall. Paid an ungodly amount for it, and when she took it to the vet, they discovered that it had a birth defect, something with its heart, and she was told the pup wouldn't even make it to adulthood. Since there was a health guarantee she took it back to the shop. They took the pup back. Less than a week later I happened to be shopping at that mall, walked past the petshop...that poor puppy was back in a cage, up for sale again! Just made me heartsick.


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Posted: 04 Oct 04, 18:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I totally agree with you...

Dogs and cats are forced to spend days and nights inside a very enclosed cage where they are hardly ever taken out, and many times no one is there to clean it up.

Of course for the common pet lover, you feel pity for the poor thing and sometimes you don't mind spending 5 times the same amount of money that you could spend if you went through the newspaper ads for pet. All for the sake of the poor dog. For pet stores is a very effective marketing strategy, a very cruel one indeed.

Many people consider that PETA some kind of terrorist group, and yes perhaps they're kind of extremists, but they're just about right on bringing up very important issues about animal cruelty.


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Posted: 04 Oct 04, 18:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, and if anyone buys from them out of pity it'll cause them to overbreed more for more bussiness...if the animals are stopped being purchased through the stores and through breeders then Puppy Mills will eventually give up. (if they have enough common sense...)


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Posted: 04 Oct 04, 18:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well...what about racing horses?
after they are not eligible for running any more...they just make glue out of them...
it's this stinky animal protection world-wide program the problem...
kill 'em all!


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Posted: 04 Oct 04, 18:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Horse racing is indeed another cruel practice...
...but not nearly as cruel as bullfighting.

It makes me fuckin' ashamed of being hispanic.


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Posted: 04 Oct 04, 19:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

and god knows what they will invent after they ban those!!!



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Posted: 04 Oct 04, 19:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

guinea pig sumo


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Posted: 04 Oct 04, 23:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And don't eat corporate raised pork, beef or chicken while you are at it.

Hard to do, admittedly. ;o)

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Posted: 05 Oct 04, 02:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

conclusion: don't eat meat!



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Posted: 07 Oct 04, 05:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Greyhounds get put to sleep once their racing days are over - apparently they make decent pets but the racers can't be arsed to find them homes so they just destroy perfectly healthy dogs.


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Posted: 07 Oct 04, 05:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

why doesn´t it surprise me?


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Posted: 01 Nov 04, 14:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i bought my doggie from a petstore!(7 years ago...)

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Posted: 01 Nov 04, 14:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

one time on t.v,i saw an abandoned house with 70 or more puppies. then,there was a dead puppy on a shelf and it was starting to rot!(luckily,they caught the person who did that!)

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Posted: 01 Nov 04, 20:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pet stores are definitely not very good to animals being sold there...but if you get a dog or any animal from a breeder, do your own background checking. My mom got her beautiful three pound pomeranian from a nearby breeder, but before we picked up Rhapsody, we were looking at other breeds. We almost bought a Munchkin, until we were told that the most prominent Munchkin breeders were breeding the poor dogs to become too small: their organs were starting to fail due to breeding problems, and they were beginning to become physically deformed. It was really sad, because they looked so pathetic and helpless, and the only way we could help them was NOT to buy them...

And adopting greyhounds is great. One of my friends used to have a retired greyhound, and the dog was incredibly sweet!

Ja ne!