Earlier this month, the town planning board in Canajoharie, NY rejected a request from an Amish breeder to open a mass-breeding operation. Thankfully, the board chose to prevent more suffering and chose to use logic.
We need to see more of this sort of thinking from towns, cities, counties, states and the federal government – certainly where animal welfare and the welfare of children are concerned.
And thankfully, WNYT.com was telling it like it is in it’s article, calling the propose operation a puppy mill.
And thankfully, the huge crowd that attended the meeting was there to speak out against the proposal. WNYT quoted one person as saying, “They are simply and frankly concerned with making a quick and dirty dollar at the dogs expense.”
Two members of the Amish community were there to observe the proceedings. The article included the following from these two men,
They also said puppies are a cash crop, the same as dairymen, and if so many people want to have puppies, someone has to do the breeding.
How uninformed can someone be? I think it says a lot about a person, when they only refer to animal as a “cash crop.”
And the comments that stand below the article feature more than one individual dragging that tired, false argument out of the dungeon of false arguments. They claim there is no definition of a puppy mill and the phrase is only the creation of animal rights activists.
I wish I had blog sound effect to bring out every time I read about twisted statements such as this. The sound effect goes something like this – “DUUUUUHHHHH.”
Of course there’s a definition of puppy mills. The dogs live in horrible conditions, are given very little to no time for daily exercise, are housed 24/7 or nearly 24/7 in tiny cages, live in filth, rarely have play time, never to very rarely receive veterinary care and on and on and on ….
Usually, the people who claim there are no definitions for puppy mills don’t really want to talk about the welfare of the dogs.
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