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Old 01-23-2014, 05:01 PM
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Smile How I see it: The 2 sides of Puppy Mill

Howdy Animal Lovers,

Good Day to you all!!

I am so happy that more people are conscious about puppy mill and adoption drives. The awareness is making me so proud of all NGOs' efforts.

Way to go!!!

However, as much as I agree with the eradication of puppy mills, I might not totally agree with the total stopping of pedigree breeding. First of all, I would like to clarify that I am not a breeder and I am not opting to breed my puppy. However, I feel that there are still sincere and loving breeders (might be a minority) out there who are properly breeding their fur-kids so as to continue the line of "pride-and-joy". When issues of puppy mills are not conveyed accurately, these minority may be unfairly judged. I remember reading a post from a Facebook friend sometime ago about this matter. Now that we are more knowledgeable about issues of puppy mills, I am able to foresee breeders to be negatively affected.

Puppy mills are not only nightmare for poor and defenseless puppies, but also sincere animal lovers as well.

What do you think about this matter?

Let me know about your views

Disclaimer: I am not trying to pass on judgment on anyone or actions. This is sincerely an open discussion and I value your views. Discussions on topics may help to open up new solutions to problems =)
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:12 PM
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Default Re: How I see it: The 2 sides of Puppy Mill

Originally Posted by minnieymlim3 View Post
Now that we are more knowledgeable about issues of puppy mills, I am able to foresee breeders to be negatively affected.
Hi Minnie --

One of the trademarks of a responsible breeder is that he makes certain that he will be able to find excellent homes for the puppies or kittens he breeds before he even considers his next litter. He does not sell the animals to anyone who simply holds out the money, and he never, ever sells them to pet shops. Reputable breeders will screen potential buyers as carefully as adoption agencies placing human babies, because they want to be sure the animals go to loving, lifelong homes.

I'm not sure how awareness of puppy mills would negatively affect these folks. They are not interested in placing their animals with the sort of person who would just as happily buy from a pet shop.

My own opinion is that animal-lovers in Malaysia need to work on improving public opinion of the countless mixed-breed dogs and cats, on advocating adoption instead of sale. As long as people hold the misguided opinion that purebred animals are superior, the puppy-kitten mill horrors will continue.

It's an important topic -- thanks for starting the conversation!
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