It's not just
puppies who are commercially "farmed," but kittens, birds, hamsters,
guinea pigs, lizards, snakes, and any other animal bred in "volume."
This photo shows
"Feline Breeding Stock" in an unnamed Wisconsin "pet
facility." Cats and kittens are packed into "travel crates" that
are designed to limit movement and for short-term occupancy, then the crates
are stacked and packed into a small space, exposing adjacent animals to
location has space to house about 90 animals comfortably and properly. One the
day these photos were taken in October 2003 the number of animals
"housed" was in excess of 200.