A great new review of “The Dog Merchants” book was just posted on Business Insider. Here’s my favorite part:
“No one’s speaking against adopting a shelter dog, but one quote in Kavin’s book provides a new perspective on breeder dogs versus shelter mutts: ‘Why is it,’ Mike Arms, of the Helen Woodward Animal Center in California, asked Kavin, ‘that somebody can go out and spend $2,000 or $3,000 on a pet and after 30 days realize it’s not for them, and they take it to their local facility, and the minute it crosses that threshold, the value is gone?’
“In other words, why are ‘used’ dogs, even purebreds, worth so much less than ‘new’ dogs?
“While it might sound icky at first, Arms is a fantastic example of how embracing the idea that dogs are primarily products may be in the dogs’ best interest.”
Indeed. Read the full Business Insider review of “The Dog Merchants” book here, or grab your own copy of the book today.