"We live in a country where animal abuse carries more severe penalties than wife abuse, which is absurd."
That statement is just flat out, bald faced untrue. There are some jurisdictions where animal abuse has penalties that come close to human domestic abuse but many where animal abuse is a very, very minor offense.
"Non-profit organizations which were originally created to protect animals, especially pets, have morphed into for profit organizations"
I'll stipulate that there are a few cases and organizations where I can agree with this statement. But for every example of that there are at least a hundred local, on the ground rescues that exist hand to mouth doing the work. These people are the ones that actually perform the work and get by on very small donations, vets that provide free/reduced services and homing fees. They're also the people that deal with the horrible messes that puppy mills and bad breeders create.
I do want to see pure breed dogs and cats continue to exist but it should be an absolute requirement that any animal they sell be spay/neutered.