Hiya I am ashamed to say that I worked in a pet shop that sold puppies and kittens a few years ago, and I left because I couldn't stand it anymore. They were from puppy farms, and were shipped over from Ireland on lorries, and I saw one of these lorries. Tiny cages full of puppies, dirty, smelly with no ventilation at all. Many of the puppies and kittens had to be washed before sale because they were coated with their own poo and wee. Now, I don't know how people can be so naive or stupid to go into a pet shop and just buy a puppy or kitten. How they can want a dog that has been born into a dirty, confined environment with only its mother and siblings for company and hardly any/no human contact at all. Then the mother is taken from them early, and they are put into tiny cages and shipped hundreds of miles to a pet shop, where they will probably have the cleanest cages and nicest food they've ever had (so that customers don't complain about their living conditions). And people want animals that have suffered this. WHY?!?!?!? Just because they can't be BOTHERED to get a puppy from a reputable breeder or rescue and they can't be BOTHERED to wait on a waiting list, and they can't be BOTHERED to spend a bit more money to have the parents of the puppy health-tested. Why are people so clueless? Why are people supporting this trade? Because these people are LAZY!!!!