puppy/kitten mills



commercial breeders

    profit motive
    who is USDA-licensed
    USDA inspections


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Commercial dog and cat breeding is a business. This is commerce.

It's about making money through the mass production of puppies or kittens. The fact that the "products" produced are living, sentient beings (as are the adult dogs and cats used for the breeding) makes this issue complicated and controversial.

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The profit motive
Large-scale commercial dog and cat breeding facilities are in business to make money from the sale of puppies or kittens.

Who is USDA-licensed
Some breeders in Minnesota are licensed by the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

USDA inspections
USDA-licensed facilities are inspected by the USDA. No federal inspections are required for dog/cat breeding facilities that are not licensed by the USDA.



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