Now, these unethical mills have found a new niche and national vendor: eBay.
As we go back to several years ago, you may remember that eBay had plans to sell live animals via online auction. Any responsible breeder would never sell dogs or other animals through an online auction, so this would have obviously resulted in the site becoming a popular selling haven for these unethical animal mills, but now all that has changed.
Despite eBay’s overt claims that it “does not condone unethical treatment of animals,” eBay now allows a puppy mill to sell dogs in its classified section. This practice enables the flagrant cruelty to dogs and other animals, and it has to be put to a stop. Tell eBay to shut down its sales of cruelly treated puppies and all live animals by clicking the link below.
These dogs that are bred in a puppy mill spend their entire lives in small wire cages, without companionship, and often without vet care, exercise or shelter from the elements. As far as these breeding mill owners are concerned, the dogs have one purpose: to supply the pet trade and to make money. The USDA recently admitted that they’ve failed to effectively monitor commercial breeders and the typical puppy mill. When it comes to sites like eBay Classifieds, it’s even worse: Breeders who sell directly to customers online aren’t subject to any USDA regulations. The best chance we have to shut down these unscrupulous mills is to hold vendors accountable.
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