Back in 2010, Laura Flynn, the star of HBO’s heartbreaking documentary Madonna of the Mills, conducted a social experiment in the heart of Union Square, NYC to educate pet owners about the horrors of puppy mills. The puppies that are sold in pet stores are born in unsanitary cages that are only big enough for them to stand up or lie down in. Their mothers are given no love and when they are too old to produce puppies, they are often euthanized in cruel ways.
New Yorkers were allowed to sit inside the six-inch cage and many were horrified at how uncomfortable it was. Some also pointed out that the crate offered no protection from the cold, the wind, or other elements as well. The point of the exercise was to educate the general public about the plight of breeding mothers and pet store puppies in the hope of raising awareness, so that more people will join the fight to end puppy mills once and for all.
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