Yesterday morning, NBC’s Today aired an inside look at the cruelty behind commercial puppy mills, focusing on the Humane Society of the United States’ investigation of online puppy seller Purebred Breeders LLC. The animal-welfare organization found that while Purebred Breeders claimed to raise healthy, well-cared-for puppies, in reality their dogs suffered in cramped, unsanitary cages without proper veterinary care or socialization. Additionally, HSUS discovered that the company owns roughly 800 separate websites, misleading customers into believing that they are buying from local breeders. HSUS has teamed up with irate consumers and consumer-justice law firm Leopold-Kuvin to file a lawsuit against Purebred Breeders in Florida state court.
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