A Chihuahua with a large, open wound dead in her cage. Underweight dogs with their ribs and hip bones showing. A Nebraska breeder who euthanized dogs just because they had burrs stuck in their fur and he didn’t think they were worth the trouble of grooming. An Ohio breeder who left injured dogs bleeding and limping all day without calling a veterinarian.
In the midwest, where 30k is still a living wage, a couple of hundred extra bucks is huge.
Many families adopt the breeding animals strategy to make the extra buck.
This is a start economic reality.