What They Saw When They Entered A Puppy Mill Is Going To Break Your Heart

Young puppies are a joy to the world with their adorable nativity, and those cute high-pitched noises they just make sometimes, and all of that abuse they endure for the sake of a selfish sociopath to make a profit off of innocent creatures.

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So many dogs that are sold in their youth are born into a life of uncertainty: Puppy gets brought to life, separated from the mother, thrown in a cage, and is given less than the bare necessities for a potentially domesticated animal for the first several months of its life before it’s sold into the world of human retail.

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The Humane Society of the United States (the HSUS) has an entire campaign dedicated to freeing these candid pets from the torture that they’re subjected to on a daily basis in a puppy mill. This is a very tall order, it seems. John Goodwin, the director of this campaign, said, “Most every pup sold in stores in America comes from this kind of suffering – or worse.”

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Goodwin warns that when you buy a puppy from a store, you’re paying for “a dog raised in puppy mill evil.” The question is, why is this so profitable? Sure, there’s a lot of money to be had by breeding and selling living creatures, but when they’re raised living in their own excrement and failing hope that they might see their birth mother ever again?

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Surely there isn’t a soul dark enough to facilitate such a lifestyle of horror. Unfortunately, dog fighters, poachers, and those that run puppy mills prove that wrong every day. There are so many government institutions that are involved in regulating breeding facilities.

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The USDA started requiring online pup sellers to be federally licensed, the ASPCA is pretty self explanatory, the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS), which is essentially the CIA of animal protection services, and the aforementioned HSUS. Even with the presence of all of these federally funded organizations, there are still an estimated 10,000 puppy mills in the US alone.

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One can only hope that a full-proof solution can be developed in the coming years.