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    With some changes to practices, I see nothing overly wrong with selling pups in pet shops. I believe the problem is puppy farms, not bybs or petshops.
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    Just a side note, I know a breeder, Chihuahuas. She has been doing it for years, does all the shows and one of her dogs has been on Tv quite a few times.

    She has about 30 dogs in this little area, another small area for breeding, a room with a wall of cages for the puppies. I know they are little dogs but they are never walked and get little attention.

    I know a BYB of Labs, They built this special insulated room out the back for the puppies, walk the adults everyday, and they get plenty of socialisation. All the puppies get vaccinated, microchipped, wormed. They also are sold with a puppy pack thing with all these goodies in it.

    Point of the matter is Just because You are a registered breeder doesnt mean you are better at doing your job then someone that isnt. Yes there are alot of BYB that are dip Sh1ts but you know what there is "Registered" breeders they are not any better. Its just a label to me..

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    me also....

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    I did used to work in a pet store when I was alot younger and didnt know any better. The puppies never went to the pound and if they couldnt sell them they just reduced the price. I volunteer at the RSPCA here and have never had puppies from pet shops dropped off. I dont know whether thats just in your area AngelanBatty but I've been around the petshop industry a bit in Perth and have never heard of it happening!

    That said I do not condone kittens/puppies in pet shops, I would much rather the petshop refer you on to a proper registered breeder. But where does the line stop, does that mean rodents, birds and rabbits should also not be sold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexie44light View Post
    I did used to work in a pet store when I was alot younger and didnt know any better. The puppies never went to the pound and if they couldnt sell them they just reduced the price. I volunteer at the RSPCA here and have never had puppies from pet shops dropped off. I dont know whether thats just in your area AngelanBatty but I've been around the petshop industry a bit in Perth and have never heard of it happening!

    That said I do not condone kittens/puppies in pet shops, I would much rather the petshop refer you on to a proper registered breeder. But where does the line stop, does that mean rodents, birds and rabbits should also not be sold?
    With that said I know of a few people in here who make their dislike of other animals known to all and I dont think they really care either way to be honest.

    These people i assume only care what happens to the animal of their preference, being the dog, and hammer people who do not do things according to their "morals and ethics". But I assume when it comes to the animals you have just mentioned they have no opinion one way or another, which is quite sad really.

    I am an ANIMAL lover not just dogs, not just cats, but all living creatures so the wellbeing of all these animals hits home with me.

    I am not against pet shops, just some of the practices that go on inside of them.

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    I think at lot of pet ownership is about re-education.

    It is normal consumer behaviour to purchase as your parents did. If your parents brought and enjoyed driving say a Ford then you are likely to buy a Ford. As will your children and their children. Yes there are other influencing factors but you see what I am getting at here.

    So if your parents brought a dog from a pet shop then it is likely you will do the same.
    Puppy farm awareness and therefore ethical purchasing of animals is getting more traction in the media and therefore people are learning to alter their behaviour.

    I am also a firm believer pet shops should only sell pets desexed (or on a desexing contract!)

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    There are bird mills out there too that people on bird forums feel the same way about as people do here about puppy mills. I have not researched if they are in Australia but they are certainly in the USA.

    There may be kitten mills too but that is not an area I have looked at.

    I would much prefer that pet shops had a wall of photos and phone numbers/web sites than physically having the live animals in store. I feel that it would go a long way curbing the impulse buy.

    I would also love to see pet shops supporting rescue with signs and phone numbers too with web addresses. Not just for dogs but other animals/birds.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan4nas View Post
    With that said I know of a few people in here who make their dislike of other animals known to all and I dont think they really care either way to be honest.

    These people i assume only care what happens to the animal of their preference, being the dog, and hammer people who do not do things according to their "morals and ethics". But I assume when it comes to the animals you have just mentioned they have no opinion one way or another, which is quite sad really.

    I am an ANIMAL lover not just dogs, not just cats, but all living creatures so the wellbeing of all these animals hits home with me.

    I am not against pet shops, just some of the practices that go on inside of them.
    Who are the 'other people in here' who dislike other animals and con't care what happens to them? I can't say I have ever really noticed anyone like that.
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    There certainly are and I am not one to mention names I was simply replying to the other poster.

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    Just simple snide remarks thrown in about certain animals. I wont be debated on this as i have read it with my own eyes. like i said though i was simply replying to the other posters question.

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