I personally know someone who stopped at one of these auctions a few years ago, out of pure curiosity. This person told me that quite a few of the dogs looked ill, with runny eyes and dry, hot noses, had sores on their hindquarters, patches of fur missing, etc. And for reference, this person had absolutely no agenda and was not lobbying on either side of the issue.
Additionally, where do all of the photo documentations, eyewitness accounts, and the ill animals themselves fall? Are we to believe that all of these are fictional accounts, a vast conspiracy created to destroy the businesses of what factually amounts to a very small amount of people?
Not all breeders are bad. Many are very responsible and care a great deal for their animals, breeding for the love of the breed and not the dollar. However, there is undeniably a problem with many unscrupulous breeders looking to make a quick buck with as little investment (in proper care and housing of the animals) as possible. Unfortunately, an auction is the quickest and most effective way for these breeders to dispose of the unwanted animals that they accumulate, with as little time and paperwork as possible. After all, the premise of an auction is, you buy as is, where is...
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