Thursday, September 24, 2015
Peaceful Protest Against Puppy Mills .....
What: Peaceful Protest Against Puppy Mills
When: Sunday, Sept 27 11am to 2 pm
6131 Ronald Reagan Dr (across from Walmart)
Lake St Louis, MO 63367
Why: Puppy Mill Awareness Day
Puppy Mill Awareness Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the lives of dogs who have survived a horrible experience and those people and organizations that dedicate their time, energy, and resources to reducing abuse and neglect that is associated with the commercialization of dog breeding. Making people aware that Puppy Mills do exist in all shapes and sizes and the awful things that happen to these animals as a result of their existence.
Puppy Mill Awareness Day (PMAD)
Started by Last Chance for Animals and other animal activists, PMAD takes place every September to spread awareness of the sad truth behind the puppy mill industry and encourage the public to adopt – not purchase – companion animals.
PMAD started in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 2004, and now animal advocates across the United States join forces on this day by holding protests, organizing adoption events, and leading marches or walks. Anyone can hold a PMAD event in their hometown.
About Puppy Mills
Puppy mills are commercial dog breeding facilities. Every year, 2.4 million puppies are bred in puppy mills and sold for profit, despite the overcrowding in animal shelters and severe overpopulation of dogs.
Dogs in puppy mills are kept in cramped, filthy conditions and may have inadequate food, water and medical care. Many of the breeder females are bred to death. They give birth to litter after litter, and eventually become so beaten down that they cannot conceive anymore. At this point, they are usually killed, since they are no longer able to make their owner money. Puppies are sold to pet stores as young as 8 weeks old, many times with false paperwork and illnesses yet to be discovered. Illnesses are frequently overlooked, and animal health documents are easily modified.