Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Missouri Needs To Get A Grip On Its Dog Industry/ Dog Breeders Bring Revenue To Missouri
Apr 29, 2015 10:09 PM by Katie Hynes, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - A new study released by the University of Missouri found dog breeding brought in more than $58 million in 2013. Yes you READ that right that is WHY MY FRIENDS Dogs are abused because of the BIG MONEY involved in this industry that has gone on for years not policing itself.
The Commercial Agriculture Program found the majority of breeders' profits come from the sale of puppies. Its the parent dogs who suffer so horrible at the hands of PUPPY MILLERS and have to churn out litter after litter to make profits. Critics contend too many of those pets come from what are known as puppy mills, where dogs are kept in unsanitary, cramped spaces for the sole purpose of breeding as many puppies as possible. 100% True
But many licensed breeders say they are being unfairly tarnished by the reputation of puppy mills. Then WHY don't they try to clean up their industry abusers of animals is Hudson's question. Missouri is the #1 Puppy Mill State in the USA. Shame on Missouri !!!
Laura Jennings bought her purebred Italian greyhound, Maggie, from a breeder when she was a puppy.
"I couldn't take the gamble of possibly getting a dog that wasn't a good match for me by getting one at the Humane Society or something like that and getting a puppy was important as well." 1.) 25% of dogs at shelters are PUPPIES 2.) All shelters will try to match the right dog for your family which a pet store could care less about.
Jennings worked at the Central Missouri Humane Society and said she wants people to be cautious when buying animals from a breeder. Couldn't agree more
"If anybody is going out to buy from a breeder you need to make sure you can see the facilities," Jennings said. "And ask to see the mom and dad. If they are able to pull both out that's a good sign." If a breeder wants to meet you somewhere they are only doing it because they don't want you to see their facility and how cruel the parent dogs are treated.
MU conducted its financial research from surveys sent out to licensed dog breeders. The dog breeding industry stimulated about $3 million in state taxes and local taxes in 2013, according to the study.
The Humane Society of the United States listed 22 dog breeding facilities in Missouri on its list of 101 worst puppy mills.SHAME ON MISSOURI & lets realize here that they are tons more Puppy Millers that could go on that list. The Missouri Department of Agriculture has a Web form for reporting questionable breeding practices.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture regulates dog breeding. All licensed breeders are investigated once a year by animal care inspectors of the ACFA program.
Hudson's opinion are done in light blue in regards to this article.