Sorry Tania, I am in a philosophical mood, and it always leads me to ask uncomfortable questions that have no easy answers.
Originally Posted by Tania
You are right, it is more than likely that ageing brood bitches would be disposed of in an inhumane manner which is why I called it an ethical dilemma, but what do you imagine happens to unsold puppies that have grown beyond the 'cute' stage?
These puppy farmers will only give these poor little bitches up to rescue because it suits them.
Whether this is because it allows them to replace their breeding stock with younger bitches more regularly, without concerns about disposing of little bodies and fending off accusation of mass murder no one can say, but they will not be doing it for the sake of the dogs.
There will be some perceived advantage in it for them, so that is why I posed the question.....Does taking these poor little ex-breeding dogs off their hands, with no questions asked allow the bad breeding to continue?
I have seen Dotty lying like a baby in Graham's arms & rejoiced that this poor little abused cavalier is now such a happy little dog, and I feel the same for any little dog that has escaped and is now living in a loving home. If any dogs deserve everything good for the rest of their lives then they do.
But the question still remains .........If it is wrong to buy a puppy from a puppy farmer should we not question if it is right for rescue to take their unwanted breeding adults off their hands?
Cavaliers......Tommy Tuppence 2000-2012 and a half share of Faith.
Japanese Chins.... Dandy, Benny, Bridgette and Hana.