VIDEO FROM THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES
Most Malaysians are blissfully unaware that backyard breeders or puppy mills exist. But the reality is that they do. Recently, the press have highlighted cases of immense cruelty inflicted on innocent dogs by these unscrupulous people. We are attaching some links to recent articles in The Star for your reference.
Pet dogs found living in squalor
Puppies easily infected as they are sold too early
The ugly side of dog breeding
Animal welfare groups call for curbs on backyard breeders
These articles are only the tip of the iceberg! As we know most pet stores in the country sell puppies. And in most cases, the puppies are confined in small spaces with hardly any room to move about and are not socialised properly. Additionally, alot of these puppies have some disease or other as a result of poor breeding as well as inadequate care.
Pet stores often tell customers that their puppies come from local breeders or quality breeders. Don't believe them, ask to see the paperwork and find out where the puppies really come from. Request to see the parents of the puppies!
Innocent families buy the puppies only to find that the puppy is very ill or has genetic or emotional problems. Often the puppies die of disease. Many others have medical problems that cost thousands of dollars. And many have emotional problems because they have not been properly socialized in the mills. Don't bring this misery into your home.
Please help put an end to puppy farms and backyard breeders in Malaysia and across the world by taking this online pledge:
When you click the "Take the Pledge" button, you will be making a personal commitment NOT to purchase anything from pet stores that sell live animals. You will only be accountable to yourself if you break this pledge.
You’ll also see tools to help you spread the word by sending an email, sharing on Facebook, or Tweeting your pledge.Our target is to reach 5000 pledges. By simply pledging not to buy from pet stores that sell live animals, you can help put an end to puppy mills.
Additionally, we would deeply appreciate it if you could leave a comment on this page, stating any pet stores that sell live animals as well as pet stores that do NOT sell live animals. Please remember to include the location of these pet stores. A list will then be compiled to help all of us make guided and informed decisions.
Together, we can make a difference...
Together, we can put an end to puppy mills!