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States consider protection from puppy “lemons”

November 16, 2007

I found this a little upsetting. My comments at the end.

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States consider protection from puppy ‘lemons’

Soft fur and big eyes can be hard to resist. But taking home a puppy that’s sick or genetically defective can result in sky-high vet bills or a dog that can’t be kept.

A new group of states is considering joining the 17 that have puppy lemon laws, which give consumers recourse if their new pet has problems.

Eilene Ribbens Rohde, executive director of the Wisconsin Puppy Mill Project, said her state’s proposed legislation doesn’t address animal cruelty and neglect issues. She said lemon laws might protect consumers, but not dogs.

“Typically, the animals end up being victims once again,” Rohde said. ” If the dog goes back to the breeder, a knock over the head with a hammer will solve the problem.”

If only people knew what goes on at puppy mills or even backyard breeders. My sister bought a dog, despite my “DON’T BREED OR BUY WHILE HOMELESS ANIMALS DIE!” bumper sticker. Sure enough, he ended up with severe seizures. But I can’t help but wonder if it has something to do with all of this in-breeding that goes on. Not just in puppy mills, but for the backyard breeder as well.

Inside a Puppy Mill

Prisoner’s of Greed

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. saidkhorram permalink
    June 28, 2010 7:45 pm

    Now we can help the dogs in puppy mills to have a much better life. Please spread the news!!!

    http://saidkhorramshahgol.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/do-your-part-to-stop-puppy-mill-abuse/

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