I apologize in advance if this has been posted here before or if anyone takes offense. Each one of us only has a small voice, but if we all yell together, maybe we can make ourselves heard! This is a cross post.
In November 8th issue of People Magazine, there was an article beginning on page 127 entitled "Teen Titans".
This article is about teenager entrepeneurs.
The site they mention is just one example of definition of what a puppymill can be. The "breeders" couldn't care less where these helpless puppies are going, or to whom or to what happens to them. The major priority in selling these dogs is simply to make money! There are over 70,000 dogs in pounds and shelters as we speak, and many of them are leftovers from these mills and back yard breeders, or are "teacups" or miniature dogs who have so many health problems that they are dumped off at shelters is just a tiny example as to why. To visit this website the url is http://www.cuddlypuppy.com
. If you agree that being a broker for puppies encourages puppy mills and the breeding of puppies simply to make a buck, please go to http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/stop-puppymills
. There are over 27,000 signatures as of now. I realize this is just one teenager trying to make a buck, but by him buying puppies from back yard breeders, it encourages others to raise dogs for profit as well. I've been to a puppy mill and the conditions are deplorable. Female dogs who spend their entire lives in cages and are bred at every heat just to produce puppies! As human beings we should be responsible and be the protectors of animals, not make money on their blood!
Also, I believe there is a link to send an e-mail directly to People Magazine.
This petition is to ask People Magazine to please allow an article to be put into their magazine about puppymills and rescue dogs, to try and educate people out there who need to be educated instead of advertising about a teenager and his mother making money off of making a irresponsible website to help these millers sell more pups and pocket a few dollars on the side for it. The November article showed nothing more than promotion of these types of Internet breeders who need to be shut down.
The petition is signed by women and men who are passionate about animal rescue. We are asking People Magazine to hear our voices and let them be heard through an article about rescues and puppymills.