Puppy Mills: Part One – Good-bye, Rosie the Riveter & Hello, Farmer John

by Sunny Weber, President   The late 1940s turned the financial difficulties of the Great Depression and WWII around. The economic boom years of the 1950s brought the United States interstate highway system, widespread corporate wealth, and the construction of the American suburban sprawl. A new phenomenon, suburbia provided affordable houses to thousands of returning…

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Puppy Mills: Part Two – Taken From Mom: Now What?

by Sunny Weber, President   There are four usual ways puppy mill proprietors divest themselves of puppies they have bred. They are: selling directly to pet stores, advertising on the internet, selling to a broker, and selling at auctions. Pet Stores The first way a mill breeder can unload puppies is to sell directly to…

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Puppy Mills: Part Three – Will Economics Always Overcome Ideals?

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by Sunny Weber, President   “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi   Why is it so difficult to ban puppy mills in Colorado? House Bill 1084 died February 22, 2020 in a 6-5 vote in the Colorado Legislature. Originally…

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