One of my contemporary issue that I feel needs more attention towards is animals that pet shops sell. Most of the puppies and kittens that are sold within these shops are sick and/or injured. They are kept in unsanitary conditions and do not get the proper veterinary treatment. It’s even worse knowing the fact that the puppies are brought from mills that are notorious for their cramped, filthy conditions and for their continuous breeding of unhealthy and hard-to-socialize animals. This article from PETA also includes most of the small pets that are seen in pet stores such as birds, rabbits and other small animals comes from mills as well. Most of the time I only hear about puppy mills but now I learned that more animals are brought in the terrible conditions. I want to bring more awareness to this issue because these animals are just being treated as merchandise and being exposed to terrible conditions.