If you want to be horrified, go to kennelspotlight.com. It’s written from the perspective of a puppy mill owner/breeder and is as you would expect. Perusing the articles on the front page make clear that kennel and mill owners view their animals as just that, animals, meant to live in the wild, prey on weaker animals and even unsuspecting humans, and breed more of the same. I want to make one thing clear and that is that I am not against RESPONSIBLE hobby breeders. I don’t consider myself a hard core animal activist. But, I am sure kennelspotlight would refer to me as what they call animal rights activist/assailant. One article is even completely dismissive of the concept “man’s best friend,” stressing that it is a figure of speech and mindset that makes no sense and is completely fabricated. Anyone who has known the pleasure of having a pet KNOWS that the unconditional love a pet provides is a wonderful, un-duplicable feeling.
An anecdote: my mother watched our dogs for two days while we moved earlier this month. She is a dog liker who never wanted one when her kids were young. And she fell completely in love with the two dogs during their short stay at her house. In her words, “they transformed my home. Now that they’re gone, it’s like the house is empty.” I wish the author of that horrendous article and the purveyors of that horrible website could speak with her for just a few minutes. Maybe they’ll even be open minded enough to listen and learn. But probably not. That’s what we’re up against.