In the giant world of internet, we all might have gone through hundreds and thousands of cute pup pictures. Haven't we?
But, besides this, there also exists something called as Puppy Mills. Most of you might not have heard about it, and even there's been petite in-depth reporting about the state of the industry. The matter picked up the headlines when a magazine discovered some hair-raising pictures right inside from the puppy mills of the United States.
Let's take a deep dive into the animal issues.
Disclaimer: The content includes some disturbing images.
The house of cruelty is located on Hilton Lake Road in Cabarrus County, 25 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Reporters said, "A stench of sophisticated poisons pushed out: cat piss and dog shit and mold commingled into a puff of raw ammonia that scorched the hair in our nostrils."
The floor was tangled with cat crates and garbage, while on the other side, soggy laundry draped across every flat surface. Not only the atmosphere but even the dogs were also infected and sick.
Dozens of puppies were caged in dust-cloaked cages, stood on their hind legs and howled. Reporters said,"There were Yorkies and poodles and Maltese mixes, but their fur was so matted and excrement-mottled, it was hard to tell which from which."
In the pitch dark and smelly room, many of dogs were found blinded by cataracts and corneal ulcers; their jaws half-gone or missing altogether after their teeth had decayed away.
Reporters gathered the evidence that the breeder, Patricia Yates, was trading puppies on various websites without any license, and had a stack of buyer charges lodged against her.
Animal welfare advocates and local law enforcement rescued dogs from the puppy mill. The Humane Society Of The United States are supposed to spend at least $100,000 on the invasion, most of it for medical costs.
In February 2013, supporters in Minneapolis applauded for the bill that would improve dog and cat ranchers in the state, which is among the largest generators of puppies in the nation.
Do you think, such bill must be pass in every country for the support and care of pets?
Source: The Dog Factory- BBC