Skip to comments.Amish Men Accused of Animal Cruelty Defend Their Actions ("In the Amish itís acceptable")
Posted on 02/01/2013 6:15:09 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
Clyde, N.Y. - Two Amish men from Wayne County are accused of killing a litter of healthy puppies and their mother.
This is simply a case of animal cruelty, says Wayne County District Attorney Rick Healy who intends to charge the pair.
The nine dead dogs were discovered in a compost pile and reported to police January 17th.
Merlin Schumacher who owns the dogs says he was trying to breed Australian Red Heelers, but when he couldnt sell the dogs and they became too big he asked an employee to shoot them.
Jonathan Eicher agreed to put the dogs down.
In the Amish its acceptable to put dogs down. I thought as long as you did it out back it was okay, Eicher told police. Eicher referred to what he called the three Ss: shoot, shovel, and shut up.
That is where Amish custom and New York law clash. New York A.G. and Market Laws prevent the killing of otherwise healthy animals for no reason.
They need to understand that it is illegal, says DA Healy. They cant treat the animals the way they want to treat the animals they must treat the animals humanely.
Schumacher, who owns the dogs, told police he had raised the dogs and couldnt put them down myself so I asked Jonathan to do it.
Both men now face nine counts of unjustifiably killing an animal which is a misdemeanor.
Schumacher was charged Wednesday, Eicher expected to be charged Wednesday evening.
Another religion of peace exposed.
(Posted as part of a discussion of crime, health...religion...and other cultural and societal issues, not as general interest or chat).
Upstate NY bump
How about giving them away. Sheesh!
So are animal shelters where they euthanize the non-adopted animals illegal in New York State?
That's what a lot of the local Amish mill owners do, but not in the way you'd expect. They dump the dogs out where they know the local SPCA will find them.
I find it so comforting that the MSM cries over animal cruelty and cheers on abortionists.
Millions of animals are killed each year in “shelters”, and no one says “boo” because it is done out of sight. Take care of things without involving the government, and you are defined as “inhumane”.
Sad story. You only kill feral dogs. Like you said, why not give them away.
No differant then killing a cow ,horse or any other non needed animal.
It is up to the owner.
they are a nasty problem in Missouri too running all kinds of foul puppy mills.
Couldn't help myself.............:-)
Biblically, we are to care for our animals,
but we are also given dominion over creation.
There’s a balance.
I don’t think there’s a problem with killing these dogs, no different than culling unwanted sheep, etc, as long as they weren’t tortured in the process.
yeah you farm people sometimes can be might crude
My property, my decision. Piss off if anyone is against the Constitution.
This twisted society gets it's collective knickers in a knot over a few dogs but couldn't care less about 45,000,000 murdered, slaughtered and mutilated babies.
In my world, animals are animals and if I own one and want to put it down, that is my business.
But recognizing that there are so many busy bodies that want to protect every creature except human babies, I adhere to the SSS strategery.
The most important one is Shutup; don't even tell your best pal.
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Seems to me we need a non-arbitrary standard to judge why Sharia Law is unacceptable and Amish morals are acceptable.
Oh, wait, we have that.
I wonder what the Animal Shelters do, i.e. the Dog Pound or the Humane Society?
“In Michigan, a private or public shelter must hold a found animal for four days after acquiring it, after which time the animal can be adopted out or put to sleep.”
“In California, animals must be kept at a shelter for six days, not including the day on which the animal was found.  After that, the animal can be adopted out or euthanized.”
“Shelters in Houston, Texas must hold an animal for three days if it is unlicensed or otherwise unidentifiable.  If the animal is licensed, tattooed, or microchipped, it must be held for six days after the owner was notified that animal was in the shelter (notification must be made by mail or telephone).  On the seventh day, the shelter may dispose of the animal at its discretion. “
“If an animal is not claimed by its owner within five days after being so delivered to such humane society or society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, or pound, such animal may at any time thereafter be placed for adoption in a suitable home or euthanized.”
Looks like animal shelters can, after the prescribed waiting period, either kill the animal or sell it to a research lab.
And NY is going after the farmer?
Packs of dogs running around the village was to keep the bears from strolling down the village road; which was quite common come spring. I saw the dogs kill and eat each other and when I started throwing out lunch scraps to the dogs, I was told to stop. They wanted starving dogs, made good bear chasers the Indians claimed.
It all sounded different to me, but who am I to judge their way of doing things. The left should do the same.