Thesis Essay on Puppy Mills

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Merissa Scarabino
6/3/11

Puppy Mills
Puppy mills are not only harmful to puppies, but to people too. They are disgusting, germ-filled and abusive places for puppies of all breeds. I am 100% against all puppy mills across the United States. I think they are ridiculous and just cause harm to puppies. There is no need for the things they do to the dogs. They force these dogs to breed every time the female is in heat, and once she has reproduced too many times, they will kill them to make room for new dogs. Also, the crates they keep them in is overpopulated and there are many sicknesses and diseases that the dogs can catch.

People who work in these puppy mills have no consideration in how the dogs are. The dogs do not get food, water or love like they should. These people who work in puppy mills are extremely greedy and heartless. They do not care about the dogs’ health, environment or stability. As long as they can reproduce and bring in tons of money, they believe they are very successful. The purebred dogs are the ones that bring in tons of money. These purebreds are highly popular to many people around the country. People mostly want thoroughbred dogs because they can bring in quite a bit of money. “Dogs at puppy mills are often not actually purebred, and the breeders sometimes lie about lineage records.” (www.dosomething.org) According to this quote, the workers at the puppy mills obviously lie in order to receive more money than the dogs are actually worth. This proves my point that they are extremely greedy.

My opinion on puppy mills is highly negative. They are useless; all they are for is breeding puppies and making money off of them. The things these poor dogs go through is unbearable, especially to animal lovers like myself. Some of the things that these deprived animals go through include: the lack of food, water, a safe environment and love and care. Another reason why I disapprove of puppy mills is...
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