Dog Whisperer takes on puppy mills and Dr. Phil takes on dog fighting

I’m not an advocate of training methods of Cesar Millan and I must admit I never watch Dr. Phil. But credit should be given to both TV celebrities for devoting shows to the issues of puppy mills and dog fighting.

In the episode “Inside Puppy Mills” Millan assists the group Last Chance for Animals in a puppy mill investigation and rescue.

Dr. Phil, on a recent show, interviewed a dog fighter who at one point states – “Dogfighters take care of their animals. They’re the best taken care of dogs in the world. In my opinion, I’ve never done anything to an animal that’s cruel.”

This is the same sort of statement used by those within the greyhound racing industry. It’s hard to imagine how someone can make a statement like this, one so utterly absurd that it defies reality. But I’ve seen dog fighters, puppy mill operators and greyhound racing insiders – with a straight face – suggest they are doing nothing wrong and talk about much they care for their dogs.

But the more I think about, absurd is the only route they have in defending the indefensible.

On the plus side, every time animal cruelty is exposed in the media, at least a few more people stand to get an education about these issues.


2 responses to this post.

  1. If you are set on buying a puppy please download and read, “How To Buy A Puppy” before you consider parting with your money. It is free at

    Buying a puppy without problems is harder than most people think. Finding a responsible and knowledgeable breeder is very difficult.


  2. Posted by saidkhorram on June 28, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Now we can help the dogs in puppy mills to have a much better life. Please spread the word!!!!


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