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Dogs and Cats Under Siege

TITLE: DOGS AND CATS UNDER SIEGE
DOGS AND CATS UNDER SIEGE
Puppy mills also known as puppy farms are large scale or
extensive for-profit facilities that operate below humane
standard. In many facilities the animals are considered nothing
more than money producing commodities. Sadly, the animals’ well-
being and care are often ignored. The word ‘mill’ in the
designation puppy mill was likely derived from the fast-paced,
fast-selling inhumanity of the operations.
Puppy mills began to appear following the Second World War.
Reacting to crop failures in the American Midwest, and a
noticeably increased demand for puppies, farmers found an
additional source of revenue. Initially, puppies were housed in
chicken coops and rabbit hutches. Many of the farmers did not
know how to properly care for the puppies and dogs in their
care. Soon thereafter, a puppy selling enterprise developed, and
to this day has been irreversible.
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AUTHOR: BASSAM IMAM
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