Ban Puppy Mills in Indiana

Ban Puppy Mills in Indiana

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amelya cook started this petition to Eric Holcomb

Puppy mills are commercial breeding facilities that mass-produce dogs (and cats in cat mills) for sale through pet stores, or directly to consumers through classified ads or the Internet. Roughly 90 percent of puppies in pet stores come from puppy mills. Many retailers who buy animals from such facilities take the wholesaler's word that the animals are happy and healthy without seeing for themselves.

In most states, these commercial breeding kennels can legally keep hundreds of dogs in cages their entire lives, for the sole purpose of continuously churning out puppies. The animals produced range from purebreds to any number of the latest "designer" mixed breeds. Cat breeding occurs under similar conditions to supply pet stores with kittens.

They are confined to squalid, overcrowded cages with minimal shelter from extreme weather and no choice but to sit and sleep in their own excrement.
Animals suffer from malnutrition or starvation due to inadequate or unsanitary food and water.
Sick or dying animals receive little or no veterinary care.
Adult animals are continuously bred until they can no longer produce, then destroyed or discarded.
Kittens and puppies are taken from their mothers at such an early age; many suffer from serious behavior problems.
 
 

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