Publication/Event date: 2013-10-04
Publication name: Newsweek
URL for more info: http://mag.newsweek.com/2013/10/04/curb-your-dog-sales.html
Prepare to have your breakfast ruined.
In May 2010, the Office of the Inspector General investigated the arm of the USDA responsible for monitoring the so-called puppy mills that fill all those pet shop windows with adorable, yapping little dogs. The report lays bare explicit details of overcrowded facilities and disease-ridden animals, backed by graphic images of cruelty to dogs. At one puppy mill, inspectors found dogs so hungry they had turned to cannibalism. Dog was eating dog.