It does make you wonder how they are allowed to remain in business, if they are so inhumane. I am happy to hear that you know of a woman, who does not run a mill, but who uses brokers to sell her pups. Everything I read suggested that breeders would never use a broker to sell their pups; you have just proved that wrong!Good point about why has no one taken action? The woman just down the road from me uses a broker to sell her puppies. Her dogs are adored family pets who run free and lead perfect dog lives. One of my friends got a puppy directly from her who is a fabulous dog, smart, friendly, healthy and happy. My neighbour has a big farm and just does not want the hassle of people calling, people visiting, problems with cash transactions etc... Plus she is two hours from the city and prospective clients. The last thing farmers want is a multitude of people tramping in germs and disturbing their livestock. All this to say that just because a dog is from a broker does not mean it is necessarily from a mill.