10 Aug '12, 1am

Puppy Torturers Out of Business in L.A.?

Puppy Torturers Out of Business in L.A.?

Puppy mills produce four million puppies in total misery each year. They sell these “products” to consumers through cheerful-looking pet stores that mask the dogs’ true origins. Los Angeles is considering an ordinance that would put the brakes on the puppy mill industry by barring pet stores from selling any dogs, cats, or rabbits who are not rescues, according to The Huffington Post . Currently, over “95 percent of the dogs in pet stores are from puppy mills.” Closing off pet stores as a selling point would leave the mass breeders with no intermediary to sanitize their operations and market their puppies as healthy, happy and well cared for. The approximately 15,000 U.S. puppy mills are large operations that confine female dogs to small cages and force them to bear litter after litter until they have lost so much calcium that their teeth fall out and their bones become br...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/puppy-torturers-out-of-busine...

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