Today I want to share a video with you. It’s called “Puppy Mill Stomp Hip Hop!” It was created for Buster’s Vision which is a grassroots movement located in the San Francisco Bay (Silicon Valley). Their goal is to educate people about animal abuse & abandonment.
Please fell free to share & spread the word.
Adopt Don’t Shop ❤
CEO Olivia ❤
Hello everyone. Olivia here. As many of you know, we at Knotty Toys for Good Dogs are very much against so called puppy mills. Because puppy mills are legal & are supported by many large corporations & dog registry groups, it will take a lot of dedicated people with a tremendous amount of persistence to bring change. But it can be done, you can help make a difference.
The first step is simple, never purchase a puppy from a pet store or online, & never patronize a store that sells puppies. If you really want a puppy, I bet a shelter or rescue in your area has a litter or will soon enough.
If you purchase from a breeder; make sure you can visit & see where the puppy was born & meet its parents. If the breeder balks at the idea of you coming to their kennel, or if they suggest a meeting somewhere else, chances are they are operating a puppy mill.
Educate your friends & family. You’d be surprised how many people have no idea what a puppy mill is & why they should be made illegal. On that note, contact your local government & see if local bylaws allow puppy mills & if so, fight to change the law.
Help spread the word about puppy mills by sharing & posting on social media. There are many informative anti-puppy mill Facebook pages, a list can be found here.
But it all comes down to a simple mantra, “Adopt don’t shop”. Remember, when you adopt, you enrich three lives, yours, the dog you rescued & the one you just made space for.
CEO Olivia ❤
For the month of April we are taking aim at puppy mills. Those who breed dogs for profit. Let’s be blunt, this is an evil practice. We are talking about people that force dogs to breed over & over & over until they have nothing left to give & then are discarded or die of poor health. Far too often these poor dogs are kept in terrible conditions. Poor food (the cheapest), no exercise, no interaction with other dogs except to be bred. Often they live out their lives in small cages, in basements or backyard sheds. Puppy’s that aren’t sell-able are “disposed of” by either dropping them off at a shelter or by killing them.
Spring seems to be the time of year that people think about getting a puppy. Too often people take what they think is the appropriate route & go to a pet store or look for ads on Kijiji. Unfortunately, these puppies likely came from a puppy mill a.k.a. a backyard breeder. We want to see this practice made illegal. It is not our intent to shock so we will not be posting any images that are too graphic. We could – because there is an ocean of visual evidence, but we won’t.
Did your dog come from a puppy mill? Would you know? We’ll touch on that this month. We will also pay tribute to Harley, who sadly passed away last week. He was the face of the anti-puppy mill movement. Rescued from a mill himself, his organization raised over a million dollars to fight the puppy mill industry.
We will also share links to campaigns aimed towards shutting down puppy mills, such as the petition to get Kijiji to delete their pet section altogether. And we will take aim at the American Kennel Association for their full support of the puppy mill industry.
Adopt, don’t shop. You’ll be putting an end to so much suffering.
CEO Olivia ❤
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