Puppy Mills continue to exist, subjecting so many innocent dogs, young and old, from cruelty, abuse, and neglect. These types of mass breeding facilities are all about profits without any consideration for the well-being of the animals, their genetics, and genetic effects. Often, pet shops get their puppies from such facilities as early as eight weeks of age. Despite the concerns regarding puppy mills, the Governor of New Jersey signed a bill that would veto all efforts to protect animals in these facilities.

Facts about puppy mills

Puppy mills are facilities full of dogs and puppies living in horrifying conditions and often suffering from numerous health problems.

Dogs in puppy mills are kept in overcrowded wire crates that are stacked on top of one another; the animals are lacking in food, water, medical attention, and socialization. The number of dogs being bred in these places can range from 10 to 1,000, but actual documentation is lacking since these facilities are not licensed or inspected. It is difficult to monitor such breeding spots because of the secrecy, and many are in areas that are rural and hard to detect. The Humane Society of the United States is working diligently to protect these animals and put a stop to unlawful breeders.

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey vetoed puppy mill legislation

The Humane Society is concerned about the decision of Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey to veto puppy mill legislation and they ask that state legislature overrides this judgment.

His veto would reject efforts by legislation to stop the sale of puppy and kitten mills statewide. Instead of signing Bill S-3041, Governor Christie seemed to side with puppy mill issues and thwarted the protection of these animals and humans who are subjected to pets from these inhumane breeding facilities.

Bill S-3041 was implemented to prohibit the sale of dogs that came from horrific puppy mills.

The Governor’s veto removes the important provisions of the bill. The HSUS is urging members of the State Legislature in New Jersey to override the veto. The New Jersey state director for the HSUS, Brian Hackett believes that the Governor has to regard for the thousands of breeding dogs suffering in these horrific puppy mills nationwide including the New Jersey consumers.

Studies show that an estimate of 2,400,000 puppies annually is produced from 10,000 puppy mills across the United States. The HSUS urges New Jersey legislature to overrule the Governor’s veto and ensure the protection of animals and consumers involved in the puppy mill industry.