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Listen to Oprah – Say No to Puppy Mills

April 4, 2008
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Today on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Lisa Ling went undercover to let viewers know about the horrors of puppy mills.  According to wikipedia,  puppy mills “are large-scale dog breeding facilities that operate under substandard breeding conditions that provoke the development of chronic health problems, temperament issues, and hereditary defects.”  The animals are often sold through pet stores accross the country.  Winfrey, who had previously bought dogs from breeders, later stated “I would never, ever adopt another pet now without going to a shelter to do it. I am a changed woman after seeing this show.”

Kudos to Oprah and to Ling for bringing this subject to the attention of their HUGE audience.  To learn more, click here  and here.  If you are thinking of adding a new member to your furry family, listen to Oprah and avoid the pet store in favor of your local shelter!


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Hello - we are Jenny and Ryan, a couple living in Brooklyn, New York. We are both busy with school and work but try to take time to do something every day to make the world a better place for animals. Occasionally we may link to outside websites for additional resources, but we do not necessarily endorse all policies of these organizations. Despite the title of our blog, the focus is not only on walruses. So what's with the title? We named this blog after our cat, Wally, aka The Walrus. We are the proud parents of two cats (Wally and Tito) and one dog (Luigi).