We all love puppies. We all love to see people’s reaction when someone hands them a puppy of their very own. There is so much joy and instant love. But behind all of that joy and love, there is pain and suffering. Pet store puppies come from puppy mills. Most of know this by now, but what you may not know is that puppy millers also sell dogs online and at flea markets, among other places.
To expose the horror of puppy mills, the organization Room2Love created the emotionally jarring PSA below. The end of the video may be disturbing for some pup lovers, but the message is an extremely important one.
As of 2012, when this video was made, Oklahoma ranked #2 for the top puppy mill states according to Room2Love. In 2015, the Humane Society listed the state at #12. This drastic drop in puppy mills across the states is likely due to the work of groups like Room2Love, as well as Best Friends Animal Society and the dozens of other organizations and thousands of individuals working to raise awareness and end puppy mills.
Room2Love’s website is currently offline, but if you would like to find out more about how to stop puppy mills, visit Best Friends Animal Society.