I was just wondering if any of you email and tell the puppy mills, scammers, and stuff like the rabbit ransom guy what you think of them or ask questions about their breeding program and so many breeds? We all talk about it here but would it help if we contacted the offenders? I know if I had a web site and got some negative responses or questions like how can you care for all these dogs it would make me think about what I was doing. ( thats just me) We all speak our mind here to each other but do we ever tell the people we are complaining about what we think?
Jeanie.............I think they already know. I would not waste my time, and I would not want them and their croonies to have my e-mail address. Did you notice the other day when the breeder came on here to defend herself she brought some first time posters with her to defend her? They have their own little forum, where they compare notes. This is just view on that.
I agree with Cricketsmom. Not only that, but a lot of these 'breeders' really do think they are legit or that they are taking the best possible care of their dogs. I see it a lot on that show animal cops when they come to seize a property because they have 50 plus dogs. The owners are crying and carrying on, wondering why this is happening. They really don't see the bigger picture. Also too, I think some people 'collect dogs'. They love dogs so much that they get way too many and it gets overwhelming, but because they are too close to the situation they don't see it. I think by emailing these people, they would just be in a state of denial, and all that you would get in response is a defense as to 'how good they take care of their dogs' or whatnot. I don't think you would get through to them.
i did once,.,..i was looking for a min pin and went to puppy find and read a ad...and looked at the pic...well i saved it...and inhanced it and I was disgusted to see the sittuation this 3 pound pup was in...and this was the ones they though were good enough to show on the net...I wrote her...and even saved it...She claimed she put the pup in a rabbit cage to get a pic...I wrote back and said I could not believe some one would put a health happy energetic pup as she called him...into a filthy crap spewed rabbit cage with matter in the wire on the bottom and spew 2/3 up the side walls. She tried to clear her name...to no avail..if you ask me...and then I noticed she yanked her pic's on the ad...later...she put some more in...one...with a sheet covering a pile of junk you wouldnt believe...she didnt look at the sides of the pics she posted...it was awful...and the ogiginal pic was in the list of others...she just doesnt know any better i guess...She thinks she is doing fine i guess...but i would hate to see her dogs..and I just gave up but i tell all I know about her...I hope I cut into her business...Not to punish the dogs she has now...but to spare the future generations ...
I am reminded of the very famous quote by Pastor Martin Niemöller: "First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist, so I said nothing. Then they came for the Social Democrats, but I was not a Social Democrat, so I did nothing. Then came the trade unionists, but I was not a trade unionist. And then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew, so I did little. Then when they came for me, there was no one left to stand up for me." To answer your question: Yes, I have. In many ways. If not me, then who? Edited to say: I am aware the Pastor's issues were not with Hitler's racial beliefs but spiritual ones. I quote only to talk about moral failure.
yes i have made several email attempts for certain things. i emailed the usda regarding eating dogs and cats in this country....no response, i emailed a woman once who was breeding together an anatolian shepherd and a great pyrenees. i was told because thats what she has. i emailed a sheltie breeder who was mixixng something in with her shelties. she replied and was actually very nice and talked alot about her breed and diffrent things. i have signed many online petitions for various pet related subjects. unfortunately, i seriously doubt i have changed the mind of anyone.
Has anyone ever thought that these people you aer lableing as a puppymill might not be? You see a few pictures and make your decision. By the time the person comes on to defend themselves no one wants to listen to there side of the story. Im not saying anything against anyone just try and get the whole story before you pass judgement on people.