battle against puppy mills

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Randy
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battle against puppy mills

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Liz H
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Hooray for Horizon Foods. We drive thru Lancaster County on the PA Turnpike on occasion and I notice more and more billboards denouncing puppy mills. That's a start. Now I'm off to buy something from Horizon at the grocery store. I suggest we all put our money where our mouths are and take that little step. :mrgreen:
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Re: battle against puppy mills

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How nice to hear some good news!

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Re: battle against puppy mills

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Nice! Hats off to Bill Smith and Horizon Foods. Still though, getting people to start demanding to know where their puppy came from and the living conditions that the breeders provide for it and then actually caring about the answer they get is the only way milling will stop.
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Re: battle against puppy mills

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Jacksbuddy wrote:Nice! Hats off to Bill Smith and Horizon Foods. Still though, getting people to start demanding to know where their puppy came from and the living conditions that the breeders provide for it and then actually caring about the answer they get is the only way milling will stop.
Part of the problem is, people just don't realize where pet store puppies come from! Let's face it...no pet store employee is going to admit their pups come from puppy mills. I know 2 people who each bought their pups from a pet store, but insist they aren't from puppy mills....duh! Plus, so many people think that just because a pup has AKC registration papers that they can't be from a mill.

So yes, education is key. I really wish they would teach this in schools. Also, I think it would be beneficial if kids volunteered at an animal shelter if only for one week, so they could see firsthand what happens to dogs/cats when people don't take responsibility for their actions.

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