This is what happens to animals before they end up in pet stores and after they arrive. The pet trade treats animals as mere commodities to be mass produced and peddled for profit. Animals are routinely denied socialization, exercise, and everything else that is natural and important to them—especially when they are taken from the wild—and they don’t even receive basic veterinary care in this cruel, money-hungry industry.
In addition, breeders, pet shops, and puppy mills fuel the companion-animal overpopulation crisis by bringing more animals into a world that is already bursting at the seams with unwanted ones. Every newborn animal means that there is one home fewer for a dog, a cat, or an exotic animal or any other animal awaiting adoption in an animal shelter or roaming the streets.
Please, never buy animals. Always adopt from shelters.
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