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.
On the bright side Merlin and Jonathon....you can abort humans all day long!
They are treating those poor dogs like animals!
Meanwhile, police all across the land continue to kill dogs with abandon. and without getting charged. They should have said they “felt threatened” like all the officers do, even when the dogs they shoot are perfectly friendly. Then again, it’s not Amish to lie (although it might be department policy).
Its no more cruel than the way the animal shelter would euthanize them.
I know I would rather euthanize my dogs here at home if I had too. Its better than putting them through the stress of taking them to the vet.
and what if you want to protect every creature including the babies ........................I am livid at how “farmers” treat their animals, I am also livid at abortion, child abuse, and lots of other bad stuff. I want it all good. All of it, see? Including how the cattle are butchered, puppies environments, chickens and children not stacked in wire boxes, get it? See how it could be? That’s how I want it. I want everyone happy, comfortable, clean, warm, fed, including you and your puppies and babies and the dying.
I doubt they would cheer if the babies were killed after they were born.
who are you to judge?
That is plain stupid.
What they are doing may be “the way they have always done it” or some such putrid garbage, but it is wrong.
Who are you to judge if someone wants to kill you? Or abort your baby? Where you gonna draw the line genius.
The show about the people living along the Yukon on The Discovery channel covered the subject of dog euthanasia a few weeks ago.
It was a simple matter of catching enough salmon to feed the dogs through the winter or eliminating some dogs. Just letting the dogs starve would have been the cruelest act of all.
Just a question for you to consider -
by what standard are you equating animal life with human life?
I am not equating them, I am simply saying in response to kneejerk comment about protecting animals and not babies that there is nothing wrong with protecting both. it is a false choice that you can only protect one or the other. See?
It’s all relative, ain’t it?
Agreed, the two are unrelated,
so, saying that “if you want to protect babies, to be consistent, you must also want to protect animals” is relating apples and oranges.
I want babies protected
I also want animals protected
We can choose to protect both.
I don’t want animals or babies to suffer.
That would’ve been TOO easy.
only to a relativist or a humanist
How does someone without a phone, or elecricity, list thier dogs? I’m just pointing out that this wonderful service would not work very well for an Amish farmer. ot taking sides here, although I think a box of puppies at the market would be preferable to shooting them, unless they had health problems.
The cold hard fact is that there are far more dogs and cats than people willing to take them.
No, I believe to anyone that can think.
Can't say I agree with your line of argument there, bud.
These are animals, not humans.
From the article: "Both men now face nine counts of unjustifiably killing an animal which is a misdemeanor."
Unjustifiably? In whose eyes?
The people directly involved, or the Chief Libtard in Charge?
If we're going to leave this stuff up to the CLiC's, you are going to be very surprised as to what kinds of things you might be doing on your own property that the CLiC's might find "unjustifiable". Like flushing your toilet more than twice a day. Better not involving outsiders in matters of the home and farm.