No Pet Store Puppies Day [Video]
23 Jul 2014
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“I dont think it will be healthy. It might get aggressive when it grows up”. How many of us have had these thoughts before getting ourselves a new pup? I’m sure most of the people have had this thought in their head. It is important for people to know where puppies in a pet store come from, how they are being treated in pet stores and what do they go through while they are kept there.
Pet stores are unfortunate places where retailers measure profit over the security and welfare of the pups. Dogs end up living in overcrowded, unsanitary conditions and may suffer from behavioral and other problems as a result of irresponsible breeding. In future, their puppies are at times sold to pet shops through middlemen and marketed as young as twenty days of age. They are put in small cages where they can barely move and often face injuries.
It is this sad plight of these mute species that should be seen and heard so that people stop buying puppies from pet stores. To spread awareness of this cause “No Pet Store Puppies” day is celebrated every year on 21st July by American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Just to make it more viral, they had a new hashtag for the net-savy . This event was referred as #NPSP to garner more traction and attention in this aspect. Watch this video about how one should raise an awareness about adopting puppies rather than buying one from a breeder or a broker. Yes, people might go through dilemmas about adopting one but remember that, the more you buy dogs, the more do you instigate the brokers or breeders to raise them in brutal conditions at puppy mills.
Soon there will be a time when we will see such movement in India too. So, come raise your voice and spread awareness on the No Pet Store Puppies Day and help in making a change.