Animal Planet’s quarterly series focusing on important animal-welfare issues continues with – “Animal Planet Investigates: Petland.”
A Humane Society of the United States undercover investigator dug deep into the sources that supply Petland with puppies for sale. In fact, Petland is known as the largest retailer of puppies in the US.
The episode premieres at 10 p.m. May 17, as announced in a recent press release.
Petland continues to claim it doesn’t purchase puppies from puppy mills, but the investigation shows otherwise. I’ve asked this question before, but how is that we’ve reached a point where politicians (on both sides) and others accused of wrongdoing have taken to denying the most obvious facts. As opposed to trying to twist around the edges of certain charges, so many of these people now go with the Earth-is-flat argument.
They take the most undeniable fact and vehemently claim it isn’t true.
From the Discovery press release: “While hundreds of consumers have contacted the HSUS to complain about health problems in the puppies they purchased from Petland, the retailer firmly states they do not purchase from puppy mills. This special shows footage of employees saying that all of their puppies are provided by a USDA-certified breeder, yet Mike shows a connection between the retailer and breeders operating under questionable conditions.”
Hopefully, news of this show’s airing on Animal Planet will spread far and wide and more people will be educated, not only to the horrors of puppy mills but also in learning what the hundreds of consumers referenced above now know about buying pets from stores.
The momentum is building on this issue and I only hope it rolls on – through every US state and onward to the rest of the planet. But the educational process has a long way to go, as some people are still walking into stores like Petland to buy puppies.
Until a vast majority of the buying public becomes better-educated on this issue, the demand will continue on a level that maintains this cruel source of the supply.