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  • Amish Men Accused of Animal Cruelty Defend Their Actions ("In the Amish it’s acceptable")

    02/01/2013 6:15:09 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 100 replies
    WHAM News, Rochester NY ^ | 1/31 11:40 pm | Reported by: Jane Flasch
    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 couldn’t sell the dogs and they became “too big” he asked an employee to shoot them. Jonathan Eicher agreed to put the dogs down....
  • Aftermath Of A Puppy Mill Dog

    10/17/2010 10:24:58 AM PDT · by Kensy1 · 13 replies
    There are so many stories about puppy mills, and the puppies in them, but not about the dogs who aren't rescued or sold. The breeder dogs, those left behind. This is one dog's story. On June 6, 2008 my husband and I adopted a Bernese Mountain dog from a rescue. Sadly. we only had him a mere 14 months. It is exactly one year ago today that he passed. I want to share his story so people will know about the horrendous conditions these dogs are in. They are the forgotten ones. Although this is Logan's tale, it is the...
  • Is Missouri's 2010 Prop B another Amendment 2(2006)?

    10/13/2010 1:23:44 PM PDT · by Wading Across · 119 replies
    Wading Across Blog ^ | 10-13-10 | Wading Across
    This article seeks to look into Missouri’s Prop B, which will be on the ballot in November. Prop B is the Puppy Mill Bill and it has become a heated debate. I mention Amendment 2 which was the stem cell/cloning bill which barely passed in 2006 here in Missouri. One of the major arguments against the bill – and which I share – was that the bill’s summary conflicted with its complete language and therefore lied to the public; in other words it is not a pro-life law. One of the arguments against Prop B is that it is vague...
  • Congress considers cracking down on 'puppy mills'

    06/24/2010 5:26:15 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 81 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 062410 | Rob Hotakainen
    WASHINGTON — Should large-scale dog breeders regulate themselves or is this a job for the federal government? The dispute is in the hands of Congress , which is considering a law that would require dog breeders who sell more than 50 puppies a year to be federally licensed and inspected. It's called the PUPS Act, short for Puppy Uniform Protection Statute. It's aimed at cracking down on puppy mills, facilities where dogs often are forced to live in small cages. Among other things, the measure would force breeders to give their dogs the chance to exercise for at least an...
  • PA Dog Laws Helping To Shut Down Puppy Mills

    06/12/2010 9:31:45 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 3 replies · 309+ views
    weny ^ | June 11, 2010
    HARRISBURG - An overhaul of Pennsylvania's dog laws has put a serious dent in the state's reputation as the "Puppy Mill of the East." Officials say a two-year-old law has driven most commercial breeders out of business. Scores of substandard kennels have opted to close....
  • Animal Planet documents Cochranville kennel raid; 'Puppy Mills: Exposed' premiers tonight

    04/26/2009 11:03:24 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 9 replies · 708+ views
    You would expect a program with a name like "Puppy Mills: Exposed" to be full of gruesome sights, and it is. But perhaps the most dismaying moment in it is, at first glance, benign and trauma-free: It shows a chocolate Labrador retriever walking in a circle. Only when you realize that the animal, which was rescued from a wretched breeding mill in Pennsylvania, is doing nothing but walking in a circle does the implication sink in. The dog was caged for so long, that that's all it knows how to do. "Puppy Mills," an episode of "Animal Cops: Philadelphia" having...
  • TV alert: ABC's 'Nightline' investigates puppy mills

    03/26/2009 9:39:35 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies · 1,682+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Mar 26, 2009 5:41:25 PM | Karen Saunders
    This Friday night (March 27), ABC's Nightline will investigate puppy mills. ABC correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi and investigators from Nightline travel the byways and back roads of Lancaster County, Pa., visiting numerous puppy mills and filming Main Line Animal Rescue's volunteers as they rescue breeding dogs and puppies from Lancaster County's notorious Amish commercial breeding facilities. Sharyn Alfonsi interviewed, on camera, an Amish breeder while touring his facility -- a first for network television. With approximately 500 dogs housed on his property, this commercial breeder speaks openly about an industry cloaked in secrecy and suspicion -- the cruel factory farming of...
  • We Give the Amish Entirely Too Much Credit

    10/27/2008 5:52:36 PM PDT · by pharmamom · 11 replies · 772+ views
    WhenWeAreQueen ^ | October 27, 2008 | pharmamom
    We give the Amish entirely too much credit. Now you can pick up the “Best/Worst-Dressed” edition of People and read about Amish puppy-abuse in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Seems that those unworldly folks of faith have figured out that Americans can’t resist cute puppy eyes in a pet store. Massive Amish puppy mills are churning out sub-standard pups, caging animals in enclosures too small to allow the animals to stand, and shooting sick and unproductive animals. At least one of these good people shot all of his dogs when he learned that the authorities were planning to pay him a visit....
  • Agents Confiscate 28 Tiny Puppies at Border

    04/12/2006 3:24:37 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies · 588+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 4-12-06 | Debbi Farr Baker
    1:44 p.m. April 12, 2006 Animal control officers confiscated 28 tiny puppies that were stuffed under and taped into the front seat of a van that was trying to cross into the United States from Mexico, authorities announced Wednesday. The dogs ranged in age from three to five weeks old and included boxers, Chihuahuas, cocker spaniels and poodle mixes, said Dawn Danielson, director of the county's Department of Animal Services. “They were jammed under the front seat of the van and a Customs agent saw a paw sticking out, Danielson said. Some of the puppies are sick and all require...
  • Smuggling of Puppies Still Plagues Region

    12/21/2005 5:35:50 AM PST · by DumpsterDiver · 47 replies · 989+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 21, 2005 | Richard Marosi
    SAN YSIDRO, Calif. — Puppy smugglers continue flooding the market with animals from Mexico, many of which die or pose health hazards to unsuspecting buyers, according to a recent survey. Animal welfare agency inspectors found 517 puppies, many concealed in vehicles and destined for swap meets across Southern California, during the two-week survey earlier this month at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry. [snip] To get them across the border, smugglers often stuff the dogs in packing crates or hide them in spare-tire wheel wells. The puppies are heard whimpering inside trunks or underneath seats. When bringing...
  • Fugitive dog breeder nabbed at New York airport

    02/10/2004 6:30:42 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 14 replies · 284+ views
    Citizen's Voice ^ | 2/10/2004 | Grace Dove
    A Wyoming County dog breeder accused of operating illegal puppy mills has been caught. According to Wyoming County District Attorney George Skumanick Jr., John C. Tanis III was nabbed at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City, on Sunday and is in custody in New York. An extradition hearing has been scheduled and Skumanick said he expects Tanis to be returned to Wyoming County sometime this week. Tanis has run up a lengthy list of convictions for animal cruelty and other offenses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 1996. On Jan. 12, he was fined $11,080 and given a...