by Mike Fry
This photo was not taken at McDuffeys if you read the caption
I am ashamed to report that one of my family members has just purchased a puppy from a puppy mill. I was shocked on Easter to find out the adorable face I was viewing on their monitor screen, was coming to us from a mill. I berated my family all day and shared with them some of the horror stories I had heard in regards to puppy mills. There are so many wonderful animals in this world there is no need for this type of breeding. I urged them to never consider purchasing from them again, as I did not have the heart to refuse that little face full of hope now. If we all speak out and try to convince people to use other methods to get pets, we may just put these assumed felons out of business!!
I hope the Nelson's lawyer asks these very same questions at the court trial...and presents poster-sized pictures of what puppymills look like that depict how these animals live under violations cited to the McDuffies.
It is time for Americans to enmasse in protest to the Federal gov't, especially the USDA who has undermined so many animal laws to bend over backwards for the large agri-business lobbyists and these despicable mill operators.
The MC Record recent report writes that a moratorium has been placed on new kennel permits but that McDuffies will not be affected...and then states(GET THIS!)...the McDuffies will get their permits revoked only if there are NEW VIOLATIONS!!...good grief they haven't even corrected the ones from 5 years ago.
We have got to step up the pressure and not let this tragedy become another horrible reality for 600 dogs.