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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Yeah, there was a big story on the news about a huge puppy mill that got busted sometime last year. Makes me so sad. I can't wait to get my own place so I can go adopt a dog, and save them from the shelter. An older one, too. The ones that most people just look past. You can find the best dogs that way.
    You may have seen my thread around Christmas time about adopting a senior shelter cat for my youngest son. We named him Specklebang (the cat, not my son). He had been at the shelter forever. Everyone wants the kittens and the puppies. Nobody wants the seniors - except you & me. I'm with you - I love to take in seniors.

    I hate puppy mills. I hate puppy farmers. Passionately.

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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, tres borrachos.

    OMG! Poor things! Isn't there anyone that oversees that animals are treated humanely in this business?
    Hi Pol. Nope. The USDA is supposed to oversee breeders, but they're as efficient as any other government agency, and they grant licenses to any jackass who says "I wanna breed puppies. Woo!"
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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    But that's not the sort of place that was portrayed in the commercial.

    I agree. Puppy mills like that, which mistreat their animals need to be shutdown and the owner / operators need to be fined and / or jailed, based on animal abuse if nothing else.
    Puppy mills and terrible breeders sell puppies over the internet. The joke in the ad was "Good, you're back, because I just sold you over the internet with my GoDaddy site". Honestly, there is nothing positive about selling a puppy over the internet and the only breeders who do that are bad breeders. Terrible treatement, overbreeding, horrible conditions aren't just limited to the mills. And the mills sell their puppies to pet stores and buyers over the internet.
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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    I'm not offended but I also didn't laugh.
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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I don't know about offensive. However there is the potential that people see it as GoDaddy supporting dog breeding in its horrid and absolutely shameful state. If GoDaddy really did make this ad without looking at the way so many kennels operate and how these dogs are bred for their looks - with little disregard for their health - it was downright irresponsible of them. Still, not something I would call "offensive".
    What's wrong with dog breeding???

    The reason there all different breeds of dogs is specifically because of dog breeding. In fact, but for selective breeding there would basically be no dogs, only wolves.

    I think you confuse dog breeding with "puppy mills." Even then, the only bad puppy mills are the bad ones, if "puppy mill" means breeding dogs for profit. All domesticated animals are breed for purpose and for profit, directly or indirectly.

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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, tres borrachos.

    OMG! Poor things! Isn't there anyone that oversees that animals are treated humanely in this business?
    Yes....but they're understaffed and underfunded for the duties they are tasked with.

    Or at least probably.

    And of course the puppy mills don't advertise their location and practices, for obvious reasons.

    I've heard about puppy mills in my state - usually when the department tasked with enforcement finds one, or something....
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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    What's wrong with dog breeding???
    Nothing. What is wrong is the present state of dog breeding. Specifically, the kind that goes into pedigree animals. For one, the massive health problems that come hand in hand with these dogs because owners breed brothers and sisters over and over again. I've given up on buying dogs because of the terrible conditions of some breeds. I can't consciously support buying animals bred for their looks. Animals bred as substinance for human beings? Animals bred for work? Sure. Animals bred for dog shows and looking perfect? Nope.
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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Nothing. What is wrong is the present state of dog breeding. Specifically, the kind that goes into pedigree animals. For one, the massive health problems that come hand in hand with these dogs because owners breed brothers and sisters over and over again. I've given up on buying dogs because of the terrible conditions of some breeds. I can't consciously support animals bred for their looks.
    And no respectable or legitimate breeder breeds dogs for profit or looks. All respectable breeders breed for the betterment of the breed.

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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Puppy mills and terrible breeders sell puppies over the internet. The joke in the ad was "Good, you're back, because I just sold you over the internet with my GoDaddy site". Honestly, there is nothing positive about selling a puppy over the internet and the only breeders who do that are bad breeders. Terrible treatement, overbreeding, horrible conditions aren't just limited to the mills. And the mills sell their puppies to pet stores and buyers over the internet.
    No argument here, but the surprise ending is what got a chuckle out of me.

    I agree, bad breeders / over breeders, etc. are doing the poor animals a disfavor, and who only knows what sort of potential behavioral problems you get with the puppy you get from there. The breeders from who I get a dog from actually perform interviews of the people before they'll sell one (I've always passed the interview test). I know. My brother breeds Rhodesian Ridgebacks, and do those types of interviews.
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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    No argument here, but the surprise ending is what got a chuckle out of me.

    I agree, bad breeders / over breeders, etc. are doing the poor animals a disfavor, and who only knows what sort of potential behavioral problems you get with the puppy you get from there. The breeders from who I get a dog from actually perform interviews of the people before they'll sell one (I've always passed the interview test). I know. My brother breeds Rhodesian Ridgebacks, and do those types of interviews.
    We just lost a Ridgie in the spring. He was a rescue, and we loved him to death.

    I'm not an Evangelical animal rescuer and seldom post about it. In fact I usually avoid the subject because I don't want people to argue with me about it. I tend to keep my mouth (fingers?) shut on the matter. I don't approve of most breeders. I'll leave it at that.
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