Australian animal shelters are overflowing with abandoned animals, and until recently, little effort was being made to stem the flow of dog breeding in Australia. Puppy factories are operating with little to no governance or regulation, pet shops are selling puppies while supporting commercialised and unethical breeding enterprises, and backyard breeders are pumping out animals with no regard for the thousands of animals perishing in shelters.
The major problem in which these issues stem from is our perception of companion animals, who are often thought of as commodities, toys or novelties.
There is nothing cute about uber delivering puppies. These #uberPUPPIES do not exist for our amusement. They are animals that have been abandoned, neglected or taken from their mother at a young age. They are victims, not a novelty. They do not need to be carted around to workplaces so that people can fawn over them for 15 minutes before relinquishing them to a life inside a cage.
Added to this, puppies can experience severe car sickness and stress when being transported. At such a young age, puppies experience motion sickness because the ear structure responsible for balance is not fully developed.