After a successful career in marketing, David Kiger turned to entrepreneurial pursuits and established Worldwide Express. Today, Kiger serves as the package and freight shipping company’s CEO. Outside of his duties at Worldwide Express, David Kiger remains actively involved with the community through his support of several organizations, including the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
In preparation for the coming holiday season, the ASPCA recently launched a campaign that aims to raise awareness of conditions at puppy mills. During the holidays, many families purchase puppies as gifts. The ASPCA campaign encourages families to adopt an animal rather than purchasing one from a pet store.
A recent survey found that about four out of five consumers would not purchase a dog that they knew came from a puppy mill. At the same time, nearly all dogs sold at pet shops come from puppy mills. Unfortunately, most consumers remain unaware of this fact. Purchases at pet stores usually support the puppy mill industry, which often produces dogs in unsanitary and overcrowded conditions. A common complaint is that Puppy mills value profit over the well-being of their animals.
To learn more, or to support the efforts of the ASPCA, visit www.aspca.org.