HernandezBianca HernandezProfessor HagstromEnglish 104: 5195 November 2015Annotated BibliographyBurger, Kailey A. “Solving The Problem Of Puppy Mills: Why The Animal Welfare Movement’s Bark Is Stronger Than Its Bite.” Washington University Journal Of Law & Policy 43.(2013): 259-284. OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson).Web. 3 Nov. 2015.This article talks about how commercial dog breeding facilities that profit largely from selling puppies is a problem that needs to be paid more attention to. One of the main concerns is that Puppy Mills will prioritize profit and production over the well-being and living conditions ofthe animals. This article by Kailey Burger is written to provide history and information of puppy mills and how some actions have been taken to eradicate them. This study caught my attention because of my belief in animal rights. I do not agree with the fact that animals are being put down in shelters everyday because of overpopulation within the shelter, all while commercial breeders are still providing to that problem. All while doing so, they will put the profit of their industry in front of the dog’s health most of the time. Studies show that “illness, poor socialization, and aggression are common traits of ―puppy mill dogs that can be attributed to breeding conditions” (Burger 262). A solution that this article talks about is Missouri Proposition B, which was designed to improve the living conditions of the dogs used for breeding. The author is a Harvard Graduate School of Education graduate and Washington University School ofLaw B.A. graduate and attended Truman State University which implies that she has the means 1
Hernandezto conduct enough research and properly educate her audience with this article. I plan to use the problem of puppy mills and how Missouri Proposition B has tried to reform the system to show what is being done and what can be done to help fix it even more. Kenny, Krysten. "Local Approach To A National Problem: Local Ordinances As A Means Of Curbing Puppy Mill Production And Pet Overpopulation, A [Comments]." Albany Law Review1 (2011): 379. HeinOnline. Web. 3 Nov. 2015.