The pictures you post on social media to sell your puppies: Images above screengrabbed via Google from an apparently deleted Facebook page titled Diane's Yorkies of Oasis. The dogs used to produce those puppies found by the sheriff's department when serving a search warrant at the home: Above images by Idaho Humane Society At the … Continue reading Peddler of Lies
Many animal lovers know that Petland buys puppies from puppy mills and sells them in its chain stores throughout the country. Petland has recently successfully lobbied state legislatures in Ohio and Arizona to pass legislation enabling the company to do business basically as it sees fit, exempting it from any and all local ordinances designed … Continue reading Petland Not Actually Magical Land O’ Pets
What we know about the Trump administration's regard for animals so far is troubling. In the early weeks of his presidency, Trump had many government websites scrubbed of information - a clear indication that transparency is not in the game plan. Among them was the USDA website which for many years had posted inspection reports … Continue reading Animal Welfare in the Age of Trump
Pulaski Co dog breeder Dennis Bradley told a local reporter with a hidden camera that he had 58 dogs on his property, at least a dozen of them under 8 weeks of age, in November 2013. The reporter from WAVE in Kentucky filmed dozens of dogs crammed into filthy, rusted wire cages from which they … Continue reading ASPCA’s KY Puppy Mill Rescue is Not What It Seems
There are not nearly enough shelter pets for everyone in the U.S. who plans to get a pet this year. This is ok because some owners, about 1.5 million, are already set on an alternate source (a breeder usually) for the new pet they plan to get within the next year. I appreciate the fact … Continue reading Jasper Co Sheriff’s Office Buys Pet Store Puppy
As always, I want to be clear and this is why I reiterate a point made often on this blog: No one wants to see pets suffer and die in sub-standard conditions. It makes no difference to me whether these dogs are being warehoused for breeding in a "puppy mill" or warehoused for killing in … Continue reading Journalism Fail: HSUS and AKC are Both Money Grabbers
An Ohio farmer named Jonas Beachy has been charged with 23 counts of animal cruelty after authorities seized 52 dogs from his farm on October 1. The dogs were allegedly severely matted, suffering from untreated injuries and living in filthy conditions. Mr. Beachy says he cares for his dogs and they were seized due to … Continue reading No TV? Animal Cruelty Laws Don’t Apply to You!
There are not nearly enough shelter pets for everyone in the U.S. who plans to get a pet this year. This is ok because some owners, about 1.5 million, are already set on an alternate source (a breeder usually) for the new pet they plan to get within the next year. Of course many, about … Continue reading Directors of Pet Killing Facilities Keep Puppy Mills in Business
A change proposed to the Animal Welfare Act will affect dog breeders who sell via the internet. Breeders who own more than 4 intact bitches would be required to open their breeding facilities, which in many cases is a person's home, to the public or to USDA inspectors. Do you think this proposed rule will … Continue reading Discussion: Will New Rule Help Puppy Mill Dogs?
Dear Cruel MoFos of the World, My outrage-o-meter is seriously overloaded. Like the needle is shaking in the red zone and little puffs of smoke are seeping out accompanied by the occasional spark. Please knock it off. Seneca Co, NY: A puppy miller with a disturbing track record of problematic USDA inspection reports (pdf) was … Continue reading USDA Grim Reaper Inspector on the Job