So the dogs that are being auctioned off on Saturday are now online. Wow, what a frightening list! If you can believe this, there are 15 pages (!) worth of dogs being auctioned, almost all of which have sired or whelped dozens of puppies since the mill started operating about 7 years ago. Many, many breeds are represented, males and females alike. In all, it appears we’ll have to sit through close to 200 different auctions. I have to steel myself for what’s coming — dogs being treated like meat, tossed around, held up by their legs, considered chattel that are only as good as their ability to reproduce.
I was raised not to wish bad thoughts upon other people, but I can’t help but have a wry smile over the fact that the owner is retiring from the milling business because of her “health.” If the world is just, she will receive the same care under similar conditions to those she forced upon her dogs for so many years.