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Thread: Yet another rant - People who buy from puppy mills

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    Yea thats true, but from what I have seen of people, most just dont fully understand.

    They get the concept, but they just dont fully GET it, if that makes sense. It can take a while to sink in.

    I dont think there are many who would truly not care once they fully understood. There would be some of course, ther

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    There is just too much money in it, at $1400 - $1700 a puppy.
    But, it seems the public is willing to pay that kind of money so it will just go on and on.

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    This is something that puzzles me completely. I get it that these puppy farms ask such ludicerous prices simply because they can. But why would anybody pay that when they can get a pedigreed poodle for less than half that price, or rescue one for a couple of hundred to cover S/n and jabs.

    Its just mindblowing. I took a quick look through Dogs4Sale and there are several pure bred litters for under $1000 and several mixed breed litters, some well under $1000.

    Your neighbour has definetely got more money than sense.

    You can PM me the name of the farm and I will put it on FB as well.
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    I dont think its ridiculous to pay those amounts.

    Why wouldnt you pay that much for a member of the family? Someone you can love unconditionally and who will love you back.

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    Obviously I would not buy from a puppy farm. But imagine if I'd have a moment of mental incapacitation and would consider doing it, then I would still have the common sense to think that "farming" dogs must be heaps cheaper than responsibly breeding them so it makes no sense to charge more. But apart from that, the purebred argument in itself doesn't mean anything to lots of people. It doesn't really to me to be honest, but then I am pretty sure I will always get rescue dogs, so I don't really have an opinion on what I'd be willing to pay for a purposely bred pup.

    I can kind of see how some potential dog owners would not be able to imagine how wrong these places are if they have never owned a dog before. I think for most of us, it only takes considering briefly that our own dogs would have to live like that and we immediately start fantasising about lynch parties.

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    well said

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    I have just posted this on FB. Feel free to share.

    I have it on good authority that some idiot is alleged to have paid $1200 for a labradoodle that is alleged to have a baddly undershot jaw( for which he is alleged to have been given a $500 discount.)
    It is further alleged that the puppy came from an alleged puppy farm that was intending to keep the little boy with the allegedly undershot jaw, as a breed dog. (thus ensuring this very much wanted (not) trait is retained in the dogs lines).
    It is further alleged that this alleged puppy farm is alleged to have earned well over $300 000 last year but the bitches are given plastic clam shells as whelping boxes and as soon as they are done they are alleged to be chucked into a saw dust covered run.
    The afore said idiot could have saved himself over $1,000 by adopting from a shelter or adoption/rescue organisation, and he would have had a dog that was not deformed.
    I think it way past time that we , collectively as dog lovers, insist the government drops breed specific legislation and concentrates its focus on puppy farms so we can save other idiots some money.
    I am going to sit down now and write a letter to our local, state and federal reps and put this to them.
    WILL YOU DO THE SAME?
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    The whole "Labradoodle" thing isn't what bothers me about this, if he wants a cross-bred that's his choice, but what makes me angry is the worst place in Tasmania to get a puppy from is exactly where he has gone! From the location and the breed name it's not hard to find them online, there was a big article in the Mercury newspaper about them with interviews so nothing I have said is slander or untrue... It was all there in print.

    I probably should mention that this is the same neighbor who bought a kitten, it died a few weeks later so they went out and bought another kitten which promptly got hit by a car. They gave up on kittens so now they are getting a dog.
    He's one of those guys who is always right, no matter how much you argue a point with him.

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    I agree beloz, some people just dont get the implications of how little quality of life these poor animals in large kennels have. And the media have somewhat misled the public by percieving puppy mills to be dirty, underfed unhealthy kennels full of dogs.
    So if someone goes to a kennel to buy a pup who has 40 dogs, and the kennels are clean....they dont make the connection between the media hyped "dirty puppy farm" image, and this one which is clean, but has the same amount of dogs, living the same miserable confined lives.
    Heck if you are charging 1,000 +for a pup, and pump out 10 or more litters a year...you could afford a cleaner, but you are still puppy farming for profit.
    I cant tell you how many people I have spoken to who have bought a x or purbred in this thinking it was ok because its not dirty?

    I dont care what you breed, I love purebreds and i love x breds if your going to breed, your animals must be well cared for with a high quality of life.....or you are a puppy farm.
    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
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    That's exactly what the few commenters who are defending the puppy farm in this article say, Cav! Puppy farmer attacks cruelty Tasmania News - The Mercury - The Voice of Tasmania

    And someone mentioned that they saw a few dogs walking around freely in the yard, so it must be ok.

    You only have to go to a dog shelter to realise how much living in a kennel with minimal attention affects a dog. And at least there they have volunteers walking them usually. And they don't have to pump out litters!

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