The article above discusses a recent incident where some 400 - 500 dogs were seized from a commercial breeder in Quebec, Canada.
This is only my opinion.
I do not believe that it is in the best interest of dogs to practice indiscriminate breeding and to house and raise them in barns as if they were cattle. Dogs are companion animals and therefore their requirements differ from animals which are mass produced for consumption. Personally I find these practices less than ethical and ill advised.
Indiscriminate breeding does nothing to protect the standard or health of the animal. Raising dogs in a commercial 'barn' type facility does nothing to provide these animals with the human interaction and socialization which they crave and require to becoming a well disciplined and loyal pet for someone.
I find these large commercial operations to be counterproductive for raising companion animals. I think they should all be abolished.
Please know that TinyBear Pomeranians is a small 'home' breeder of carefully chosen dogs. We breed for Health first and Conformation second. We only keep a handful of dogs and they all live in our home with us. They are treated as members of the family. They are all provided with exceptional medical care, nutrition and human social interaction as any 'child' should be. We take our responsibilities for these dogs extremely seriously and provide them with a loving and safe home environment.
It is my hope that these large commercial breeders, puppy mills and pet stores be stopped from breeding and selling dogs. Dogs have always treated 'man' well. They deserve better.