The dark side of the dog business in all its beauty awful conditions and thousands of dog lives irreversibly broken puppy mills are the harsh reality. The puppy mill project, chicago, illinois 17085 likes 144 talking about this 35 were here we educate the public about puppy mills, pet stores and. Stacked cages and inadequate protection from the elements are commonplace about puppy mills learn more about the puppy mill industry. The puppy mill project works to generate awareness through education, outreach and legislative efforts their billboards, along with advertisements on buses and theaters, help educate consumers throughout chicago and beyond the organization also holds peaceful demonstrations outside of pet stores. Sydney cicourel has a long campaign in mind for san diego county as west coast director of the puppy mill project, she concluded work in washington state by shepherding into law a 2004 bill banning storefront sales of puppies now, cicourel has moved to southern california in 2013, she introduced.
What is a puppy mill it is large-scale, commercial dog breeding operation where profit is given priority over the health and proper care of the dogs where are puppy mill dogs sold they are sold to pet shops through a broker or middleman lineage records are often falsified they are sold directly to the public over the. The puppy mill project, a non-profit animal rights group, says more than two million puppies are bred in mills each year most pet store puppies come from puppy mills and pet stores are the main point of sale for puppy mills, helping the operations stay in business, according to the puppy mill project. A puppy mill, sometimes known as a puppy farm, is a commercial dog breeding facility according to the humane society of the united states, there are an estimated 10,000 licensed and unlicensed puppy mills in the united states, in total selling more than 2,000,000 puppies annually although no standardized legal.
It remains legal, however, to sell mill-bred animals in most suburban pet stores many pet stores refuse to do it but in those that do, animal rights advocates fear chicago's ban will create an influx of puppy mill dogs groups like chicago- based nonprofit puppy mill project hope to persuade the suburbs to. Chicago (cbs) — a local group that's been working to put puppy mills out of business applauds a decision by the us department of agriculture to impose restrictions on breeders who sell dogs on the internet “this is fantastic,” says cari meyers, the president and founder of “the puppy mill project,. Chicago pet stores and a missouri-based commercial breeder challenged the ordinance, which a federal district court upheld last year the humane society of the united states and the puppy mill project submitted an amicus brief in support of the city and the circuit court affirmed the district court's ruling.
Tweet53 shares 325 behind every cute pet store puppy there's a mother dog – and 99% of the time she's a puppy mill mother, living a life whose only purpose becomes making puppies for profit the puppy mill project was started in 2009 with the goal of putting an end to puppy mill cruelty since their. Gloved hands reach in to pull the purebred yorkie out of a cage barely bigger than her body pieces of hair and skin stick to the cage's rusty-wired bottom her fur is matted - mashed feces and dried blood encrusting nearly every inch her paws and belly are cracked and raw from urine burns there is no food or water. Pet store puppies are not healthier or better quality - they are more likely to become sick or suffer from genetic defects and behavioral issues prevnext join our mission learn the truth education is the key to ending puppy mills our mission is to raise awareness and educate the public about puppy mills and their.
About puppy mills puppy mill statistics an estimated 167,388 breeding dogs are currently living in united states department of agriculture (usda)- licensed. Pet expert steve dale explains the importance of the puppy mill project, and their work to save mothers in the mills, and a benefit coming up to support it.