This Thing Called Courage

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Don't Buy Dogs at Pet Stores!!

This is from the American Humane Society.

Use this link to watch the video:

Watch our exclusive undercover video to learn the dirty secret behind celebrity puppies.

Last summer, Paris Hilton brought home a new Chihuahua and Britney Spears a Yorkie --both purchased from Pets of Bel Air, L.A.’s pet boutique to the stars.

At Pets of Bel Air, staff members perfume and coif their tiny puppies for sale, creating an illusion of perfection. That illusion fooled Paris, Britney, and many others -- showing that even the rich and famous believe what pet store clerks tell them about the puppies they sell.

Watch our exclusive undercover video exposing the dirty secret behind the puppies sold by Pets of Bel Air.

The HSUS’s undercover investigation relealed that many of the puppies sold at Pets of Bel Air come from puppy mills in the Midwest including Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma. At these large-scale factory farm operations, we found hundreds of breeding dogs living in barren wire cages where they are treated like production machines. Some had untreated injuries, were pacing frantically, and were housed in overcrowded cages that reeked of urine.

Each mother dog at these mills is sentenced to a miserable life in a cage so her puppies can be sold at pet stores across the country. In addition to the lifetime of neglect their parents will suffer, the puppies are also much more vulnerable to illnesses and disease due to the conditions in which they were born -- with many falling ill or dying within days or weeks of purchase.

As we celebrate compassion this holiday season, many people will unwittingly support this cruel and inhumane industry when they purchase a puppy from a pet store. Pets of Bel Air is just one of thousands of retail stores and Internet sites that sell puppy mill puppies -- and that’s why we need your help.

After you watch our video exposing the truth about the puppies sold by Pets of Bel Air, please share it with your friends and sign our pledge to stop puppy mills. Animal shelters and breed rescue groups are the best sources for dogs -- not pet stores or Internet sites.

Yesterday, as a result of our investigation, local authorities shut down Pets of Bel Air for failing to secure the proper permits.

Thank you for all that you do for animals.


Wayne Pacelle
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States

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Anonymous alokseow said...

I love pets,Nowadays pets are best friend of human.They makes us happy and safe and never cheat us.

6:31 AM  

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