The RSPCA is currently running a campaign against “puppy factories”: operating in Australia, treating animals poorly but – presently – subject to little more than incredibly lax regulation. They ask for your help in changing that – both by signing their petition for legislative change, and by buying your next pet from a shelter or the RSPCA.
My question: in a world when countless puppies and kittens and other animals are put down every day because homes cannot be found for them, why is anyone who cares about animals buying them from a petshop or commercial breeder?
UPDATE: Max, also from the RSPCA, similarly endorses any post which gives him a chance to show off for the camera:
UPDATE #2: I’d raised a question about the Defence “rising sun” campaign which is kind of irrelevant to the puppy factory issue – and was also based on the fact I didn’t know the ANZAC badge was called the “rising sun” – so I’ve removed that note to keep the comment thread on that topic.