I ask why everyday. I am greatful to have such wonderful dogs. I help with rescue as much as I can. I always feel good about doing it and I will never stop, but I wonder how much change we can really do when so many people just don't care. Their day to day lives are much more important than what is going on. As long as they don't have to hear or read or see it, then they are fine being happy in their own worlds.
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way it's animals are treated. ~Gandhi
It is the attempt to define it that gets crazy. Who is to decide what is what. If a toy breeder has ten litters a year are they lining their pockets? They may only get ten puppies from those ten litters and chances are that they may only get 7 or 8. I may get 12 puppies from one litter, am I lining my pockets?
Am I right to have ten puppies from 1 breeding and they have 8 puppies from 10 breedings so who is doing more?
If I have 5 litters and 50 puppies am I lining my pockets? If I have 24 puppies? Thats only 2 litters...
Defining morality is not an easy thing. This is about morals and people careing for their dogs and not caring for their dogs. How someone does that is such a touchy subject. According to many I neglect my dogs because I work out of my home. According to some I neglect my dogs by showing them and forcing them to stay in full coat and be groomed regularly.
Something like breeding an animal is a hugely situational thing. Each and every case is different. When you start to lay down laws we suddenly wind up in a situation like PAWS and everyone starts to get hurt.
The problem comes down to personal responsibility. People are not held liable for their actions. You have to alter your dog instead of being responsible and containing it.
And frankly, it is very easy for everyone to forget how tehy felt when they first got their dogs. Learning what was normal and what was not. People think dogs come and automaticly work, they don't and they get rid of them. However at the same time, no one can really know if they can or can not deal with the changes the animal brings. People just don't know.
Anyway, this is all to say that its not just about someone doing something. Something involves an entire change of culture. Its not just going to happen that way. The breeder bandwagon is jumped on in a heartbeat to stop them from doing these things but remember that 90% of the dogs out there are produced by people who honestly love their dogs and feel that they are doing the right thing and helping out others.
On the best of days a dog is a dog, and on the worst of days a dog is a dog.