Results for - The dog merchants
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(Source: Amazon) We love them with all our hearts, but do we really know where our dogs came from? Kim Kavin, the author of Little Boy Blue, reveals the complex network behind the $11 billion-a-year business of selling dogs. A must-read for the benefit of all dogs, everywhere.
In what promises to become an Omnivore's Dilemma for dog lovers―breed devotees and adoption advocates alike―The Dog Merchants is the first book to explain the complex and often surprisingly similar business practices that extend from the American Kennel Club to local shelters, from Westminster champions to dog auctions.
Without judging dog lovers of any stripe, The Dog Merchants makes it clear that money spent among these dog merchants has real-world effects on people and canines.
1. Kavin's goal is to advance the conversation about how all dogs are treated, from puppy mills to high-kill shelters. She shows that a great deal can be improved by understanding the business practices behind selling dogs of all kinds. Instead of pitting rescue and purebred people against each other, The Dog Merchants shows how all dog lovers can come together with one voice as consumers, on behalf of all our beloved companions. Did you read this book?
2. Kavin reveals how dog merchants create markets for dogs, often in defiance of the usual rules of supply and demand. She takes an investigative approach and meets breeders and rescuers at all levels, shedding much-needed light on an industry that most people don't even realize is an industry. Actually, it's very interesting how she shows how dangerous bad rescuers can be when they just "collect" dogs to relocate, without the right health care, dedication or basic cleaning. Her investigation goes deep into every possible aspect of this business. Did you know that there are people who focus in creating new markets for rescue dogs too?
3. The author created a site where you can review both breeders and rescuers. This seems to be a great idea. Would you like to check this site before adopting a pet?
4. I've read a lot about dogs, but I've never found an author as logical and neutral as Kim Kavin. Did you read any other books or articles she published? If you did, please share some details with us in the comments below. Thanks.