Since the word hasn’t reached everyone about the importance and benefits of adopting homeless pets, the push continues to inform the general public about the dangers of buying puppies, kittens and other pets online or in stores.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) requested that I publish the following report from its investigation into online puppy sales:
New study investigates the Internet puppy trade across the U.S.
Actor, Writer Ben Stein joins IFAW in urging consumers to think twice before purchasing a dog online
(Washington, DC – December 11, 2012) – A new investigation into online puppy sales highlights the problem of the Internet being used as a tool for exploiting dogs and consumers.
To bring awareness to the magnitude of the issue, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW- www.ifaw.org ) today released its latest investigative report, How Much is that Doggie on my Browser? The Truth Behind Online Puppy Sales, marking the first publicly available large-scale examination of the connection between Internet puppy sales and suspected puppy mill operations. Continue reading