How Much Is That Puppy On The Internet?
Well, I guess it depends on what value you are talking about.
Do you mean the cost to the person who breeds it (a few tens of pounds given how little they put in and the volumes they produce) or the cost to you (several hundred most likely).
Or, do you measure it in the behavioural and emotional cost to the dogs? To the bitches spending their lives in dark, cramped cages bred until their exhausted bodies can take no more and then dispatched to make way for the next sacrificial canine. Or to the pups, so starved of human contact and normality, most go on to develop physiological and physical issues.
Or maybe in the blood, sweat and tears of the volunteers who work so hard to expose the factory farming of our nations favourite pet. Who take on the broken bitches and nurse them back to health but know they can never fully heal the scars of cruelty and neglect.
Or the toll the trade takes on animals rescues where many of the puppies end up. Bought in haste then discarded when the true extent of their problems becomes apparent.
Turns out, there are lots of ways to measure the cost of that puppy on your screen but however you do it, none of them. None. Are worth it.