I was watching Oprah today(some of her shows are VERY fascinatinating, and very educational), and I saw the worst image ever. No, it wasn't blood and gore, it was something so innocent, that even the meanest person in the world could not mistreat. Well, that is what I thought before I watched the episode.
Just before I opened my creamy peanut butter crackers(which are delish, by the way), I saw this sweet little puppy face pop up the screen. Aww, I thought. This was going to be cute! I was immediately forced to swallow my words when I saw starving mothers and puppies trapped in tight cages that were lined up in rows in one building. They were cramped, and most didn't even have enough room to raise their head. The puppies were moving around anxiously. Some, were skinny and sick looking, one had white stuff coming out of her nose. I quickly threw my crackers out of the way. This was NOT the time for snackage! Who could treat such cute, adorable animals in such a horrible way? Luckily, the investigator on the show, Lisa Ling, brought this horrifying news to light. They rescued 41 dogs from those 'puppy mills' not a long while ago. But there are still hundreds trapped. Most, when brought to safety, did not even know how to walk. The mothers, only a few saved, had tumors on their stomachs because they were forced to breed all day long-some making hundreds of litters in only 8 years! This is inhumane! I'm not a super strong believer in animal rights, but sometimes, we step WAY out of line!
So, as the kids of America, we need to stop this! Sure, grown-ups do all of the legal work, but we have just as much power, no matter what anyone says. As time goes on, there is more and more technology that can help us get the word out there! So spread the news, because innocent animals do not deserve to be treated like garbage, they didn't do anything wrong. Also, the mills are producing too many babies, which is useless because we don't buy THAT many puppies, so most of them end up being put to sleep anyways! If you're animal lover, nows the time to stand up for animal rights, because this, this of all things, is way out of hand!