It can be tempting to give a puppy for Christmas, patronize the local pet store or buy an animal online; it’s easy to get lost in that adorable face and not ask questions about where the animal was bred. Too often, such animals have been born into cramped and unsanitary conditions where they suffer incredibly through disease and physical mutilation. Not only do these deplorable conditions affect the young, but the mothers are forced to produce pups repeatedly without reprieve.
This morning we’ll be talking with Adam Goldfarb, Issues Specialist with the Humane Society of the United States, about puppy mills (and bunny mills) and what needs to be done to stop them. At the end of the program, we’ll hear from Marisa, an entrepreneur with the newly-launched online store “Comondi”. Based out of Toronto, the store provides goods for those concerned with ethical labour conditions, environmental responsibility, and respect for animals.
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