Perils of puppy mills

To the editor:

Puppy mills are cruel and unfair to all animals in them. State inspectors should not pass puppy or kitten mills.

Everyone should know where their puppies come from. The puppies born in mills offer have diseases, genetic defects and emotional problems. Together we can end animal cruelty.

Claire Jones, Pittsfield Fourth and fifth graders from the Berkshire Humane Society's Camp Humane submitted letters based on what they learned about puppy mills.