http://www.petconnection.com/blog/2009/07/18/hate-fear-and-the-politics-of-puppy-mills/ - 7.22.09 | Issues: Puppy Mills
With puppy-mills, real change will come only when everyone knows what’s behind those cute puppies in the pet-store window or on the pictures on an Internet site.
I agree with the HSUS - and indeed any person with a heart - that filthy, high-volume breeding operations are inhumane. And I believe strongly that even cleaned-up high-volume operations are not conducive to everything we know about how a dog becomes a healthy, well-adjusted pet. As long as an industry for the "manufacture" of family pets is overseen by the U.S. Department of AGRICULTURE, that's pretty much all you need to know about why high-volume kennels and their retailing and Internet fronts are not a good choice when you're looking for a puppy.