By: Greg Allen
October 21, 2014
"All stores — 99 percent of them — sell what's called puppy mill dogs, or large-scale commercial breeder dogs," she says. "Yes, they're USDA, but that means nothing, as we've come to see."
That phrase — puppy mill — is loaded and controversial. Lazarow says it includes any large-scale breeding operation that places monetary value over the welfare of the animal.