HSUS: Rescues shouldn’t buy animals from auctions

Please read the Washington Post story.

Let’s make this very clear because some people I respect support these purchases. But reading the Washington Post story, I really question the bona fides of these “rescue” groups that buy puppy mill animals from the auctions. Let’s shut down commercial dog (and cat) breeding altogether.

All dog auction operations should shut down completely, said John Goodwin, the senior director for the Humane Society of the United States’ Stop Puppy Mills campaign. Rescuers, he added, certainly don’t need to be there supporting them. “We oppose buying dogs at auctions,” he said, “because it puts money into the pockets of irresponsible people who treat dogs like they are disposable.” He told HuffPost that he’d also like to see rescue groups stay focused on helping pets in local shelters find permanent homes and avoid euthanasia.

Source: How Can You Tell If A Dog Rescue Group Is Legit? | HuffPost

Here is our recent Paw’d Cast interview with John Goodwin.

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