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  • German Shepherd dogs dying in misery due to intensive breeding

    08/02/2017 6:20:55 AM PDT · by Gennie · 120 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 28, 2017 | Henry Bodkin
    German Shepherds are living and dying in misery due to intensive breeding for “cosmetic” reasons, a major new report by the Royal Veterinary College has found. A survey of data collected from 430 clinics across the UK reveals arthritis, cancer, aggression and sloping backs are afflicting the breed at higher rates than others due to aggressive selection. Nearly one in two German Shepherds is being put down because they are unable to walk, experts said.
  • Man who fathered 30 kids says he needs a break—on child support

    05/20/2012 9:57:13 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5-18-12 | Pueng Vongs
    And you thought Octomom had her hands full—a Tennessee man who has fathered 30 children is asking the courts for a break on child support. Desmond Hatchett, 33, of Knoxville has children with 11 different women, reports WREG-TV. The state already takes half his paycheck and divides it up, which doesn't amount to much when Hatchett is making only minimum wage. Some of the moms receive as little as $1.49 a month. The oldest child is 14 years old. Hatchett explains how he reached such a critical mass: He had four kids in the same year. Twice.
  • Leisa Simone to Michele Bachmann: You may be a breeder, but you're no feminist

    07/05/2011 9:17:39 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 81 replies
    Examiner-Chicago ^ | July 4, 2011 | Julie Driscoll
    My talented Facebook friend, Leisa Simone, wrote the following letter to Michele Bachmann, eloquently highlighting the reasons that no woman, conservative or progressive, should vote for this shyster; if the only qualification for president were breeding ability, she'd be a lock - but we fickle female Americans really kind of like intelligence, knowledge, and intellectual strength in our candidates, male or female. I share Leisa's sentiments in their entirety - she stated very passionately what I, and many others, are thinking: "Dear Michele Bachmann: You've made many ignorant and idiotic statements, but there was one that angered me so much,...
  • Pictured: The mother aged 10 who had baby with her 13-year-old cousin

    11/06/2010 12:55:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 6,2010 | Nick Fagge and Tamara Cohen
    It is the kind of innocent embrace you might expect from teenage sweethearts. Wearing hooped earrings and with a flower in her hair, the girl drapes her arms around her ­boyfriend’s neck. But that is where any resemblance to an ordinary young couple ends.
  • NY kennel owner admits gassing 93 dogs with farm engine (puppy mill)

    09/14/2010 11:46:17 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 194 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Monday, September 13, 2010 | Amy Worden
    A commercial kennel owner in New York destroyed 93 dogs using a hose connected to a farm engine and pumping carbon monoxide into a makeshift "gas chamber." David Yoder, owner of Black Diamond Acres kennel in Romulus, told a U.S. Department of Agriculture inspector during a July 15 inspection that he killed the dogs to "depopulate" the kennel. Yoder said he created an airtight chamber out of a wood whelping box (where nursing puppies are typically housed with their mothers) by fitting the opening with a metal door with a small hole for an exhaust pipe which was attached to...
  • Obama dog's breeder fears puppy mills will cash in

    04/13/2009 10:00:52 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 23 replies · 903+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04-13-2009 | AP
    Stern worries that puppy mills will try to capitalize on the first family's dog choice and start churning out PWDs for an eager public.
  • Biden's Puppy Breeder: "Never, Never, Never Again" Are you next?

    04/12/2009 3:55:47 PM PDT · by Onelifetogive · 100 replies · 1,563+ views
    Buying A Puppy Blog ^ | Saturday, April 11, 2009 | Malteser
    This part is frightening: Dog wardens from the state showed up at Brown's Wolf Den kennel, repeatedly, for inspections. "I was cited for a piece of kibble on the floor and five strands of dog hair. They took a picture of that, they walked around, snapped pictures and don't tell you why," Brown told the newspaper. Are we hobby breeders supposed to hide?...
  • Hobby Breeders versus Shelter Adoptions

    04/10/2009 12:33:45 PM PDT · by Onelifetogive · 22 replies · 922+ views
    Buying A Puppy ^ | April 9, 2009 | Malteser
    There is a great deal of debate about whether anyone should ever buy a dog or whether everyone should adopt one of the millions of dogs and puppies that are euthanized each year. It would be nice if people would be willing to adopt a pet from a pound, but most people are just not willing to do this.
  • What do Freepers think about Nadya Suleman's exploitation?

    02/14/2009 11:07:19 PM PST · by Masti · 63 replies · 2,434+ views
    Where does this UGLY woman get so much money to have a plastic surgery because of her obsession with Angelina Jolie???Nadya Suleman Before and After Plastic Surgery at The Insider Pictures: Nadya Suleman Before and After Plastic Surgery ... (although she denies it) and have an unhealthy obsession with Angelina Jolie, .... She's holding a baby in the before photo, which means that while she was "raising" her ... Suleman + Nose Job & Lip Aug = Angelina Jolie? From the photos, Nadya Suleman appears to have undergone at least two procedures ... See lip augmentation before and after...
  • Broncos player ordered to pay child support in Georgia

    08/26/2007 12:02:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 876+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 08/25/07 | TY TAGAMI
    Travis Henry reportedly fathered nine children in four states Travis Henry just got tackled by a $3,000-a-month child support judgment. Sure, the Denver Broncos running back has a $25 million contract and a base monthly salary approaching $50,000, but that kind of bill can still crimp your style when you're accustomed to expensive cars and fancy jewelry — and lots of other child support payments. Henry, 28, has fathered nine children by nine women in at least four Southern states and has been ordered by various judges to provide child support for seven of them, according to court records involving...
  • Federal Bills Crack Down on Animal Rights Terrorism

    07/27/2006 9:11:05 AM PDT · by girlangler · 19 replies · 521+ views
    The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance ^ | 7/24/2006 | news release
    Federal Bills Crack Down on Animal Rights Terrorism- (07/24) Two bills in the U.S. Congress tighten penalties for anyone convicted of committing an act of terrorism against a legally operating animal-use business. Congress is currently considering S. 1926, sponsored by Sen. James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, and H.R. 4239, sponsored by Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wisconsin. The bills, introduced late last year and currently being heard in their respective judiciary committees, close loopholes in the existing anti-terrorism law and stiffen penalties for convicted terrorists. Provisions in the bills will ensure that domestic animal rights terrorists are brought to justice for their crimes. The...
  • Police: Angry Dog Owner Used Dead Puppy As Weapon

    06/09/2006 7:14:33 AM PDT · by Cat loving Texan · 19 replies · 462+ views
    (AP) ST. PETERS, Mo. Having your new puppy die can be tough. But it may have pushed one Missouri woman over the edge. Investigators say she went back to the breeder's home and forced her way in. A fight broke out, and eventually the two women ended up on the porch. That's where police say the angry owner used the dead Chihuahua puppy to repeatedly whack the breeder over the head. According to the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, the breeder told a neighbor to call police. That led the dog owner to get in her car -- taking the dead puppy...
  • Woman Attacks Dog Breeder With Chihuahua

    06/08/2006 10:20:11 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 309+ views
    AP ^ | 6/8/6
    ST. PETERS, Mo. (AP) -- A woman angry that her new puppy had died pushed her way into a dog breeder's home and repeatedly hit her on the head with the dead Chihuahua, authorities said. The 33-year-old woman told police she had taken the puppy to a veterinarian, who said it was only 4 weeks old and needed to be returned to its mother. But before she could return the puppy, it died. Early Wednesday, the woman went to the breeder's home, pushed her way inside and began fighting with the breeder as she tried to make her way to...
  • Dog Breeder Licencing in Florida

    03/20/2006 1:01:21 PM PST · by doc30 · 180 replies · 1,663+ views
    vanity | 3/19/06 | me
    Normally, I don't post requests for help on issues, but there are a fair number of more knowlegeable animal lover Freepers than I. They may be interested and/or could offer some insight into 2 bills pending in FL. Here are the Senate Summaries of these 2 bills coming before the Senate Agriculture Committee in FL and are to be voted on the 21st. Has anyone heard of these bills and does anyone have any idea what their impact will be? Some have said that this will cripple the dog/cat breeders in FL and will include private, non-profit animal rescue groups...