This Friday, 4/4/08, Oprah will do a show on puppy mills and the horrors associated with them. Best Friends.org at this site, tells the story.
If any of you know friends or family interested in purchasing a puppy over the internet or at a retail pet store have them watch this story. The more people are aware of what the living conditions for the "breeder" dogs and their pups are, the better. The show is targeting puppy mills in the Lancaster County area of Pennsylvania but puppy mills are located throughout the country and treat dogs like livestock and/or a cash crop. They are heavily regulated by the USDA, but when you see what "acceptable" living conditions are, it will turn your stomach. (Female dogs bred every cycle and never leaving their cages during their lifetime).
Please watch or DVR the show, so you can let others know what is being supported by online and pet store purchases.
Check times for broadcast in your local area.
Thanks everyone, Sylvia and Timmy