Remember the tragic story of an
Australian Red Heeler mom and her 9 puppies shot by Amish
dog breeders in Wayne County, N.Y. just because the puppies
were too old to be sold? This story naively revealed how
the Amish get rid of their unwanted mill dogs. Not knowing
this was blatant animal cruelty, one breeder said that this
was the way Amish do it all the time
and none of them thought there was anything wrong with it.
To them it's called the "3-S" solution-- code to
them meaning "shoot, shovel, and shut-up".
Well, two of them got their sentence
last week...a 30 day jail sentence and a $500 dollar fine
and neither can own dogs for 15 years. Like that's
ever going to happen.
A more than
heartrending commentary comes from Charles Louis all
the way from Philadelphia:
"What kind of monsters are these
puppy mill breeders anyway? The mother dogs spend their
entire lives in wire cages, and puppies are sold to pet
stores with fake papers and so many genetic problems because
they are bred over and over again with the same physical and
emotional defects. My first puppy who came from a pet store
and a puppy mill was a German shepherd whose legs and hips
gave out before he was even a year old. I spent thousands
and thousands of dollars on Duke to help him get through
life comfortably. These are the kind of men breeding dogs."