Now these people sell their puppies either to a "puppy store," on the street or online, to the highest bidder. You too can have one of their puppies. It doesn't matter who you are or what you plan to do with those puppies.
Do they care if you plan to abuse or torture the puppies? No.
Do they mind if you plan to use the puppies as bait in an illegal dog fighting syndicate? No.
Do they mind if you plan to sell the puppies to a lab for vivisection? No.
Do they care if you plan to make a stew of the puppies and eat them for dinner? No they do not.
All of these things acutally happen by the way. I'm not making up fantastical stories to get you going. It's just that we don't want to accept that there are people who would be that evil.
There are people who would be that evil.
These are criminals, people. These are the "bad guys." Operating a puppy mill is itself a criminal activity, because it constitues abuse and neglect of animals, which is a Federal offense. We want to put them out of business.
If not for the dogs who are abused and neglected in the puppy mills, please don't buy puppies from craigslist, a "puppy store" or off the street. Go to your local shelter, where the buyer is screened, (no convicted animal abusers are allowed to adopt) and the animals are given proper medical care, food, water, human contact and exercise.
If you're looking for a reputable shelter near you, try petfinder.com., or contact your city or county for more information.