Puppymill expo

This is why I won?t buy anything Amish.
It?s the second block on the right hand side , when you open the site.
Sharron Hurlbut

Mind boggling.

http://abcnews.go.com/nightline

ugh. completely revolting.

I do have to say, however, this guy doesn't have cages on top of each other.
The dogs don't live in others waste.
I imagine its cleaner than the other millers in the area.
I just feel so darn sorry for the breeding stock.

This is so sad… and I didn't know the Amish were involved in it! I don't understand why a people who are know for simple life and simple things would need to do such a selfish thing to make more money???:mad:

The Amish are wonderful people for PEOPLE.
They take care of their own, their community and help those in need.
The disconnect comes with my idea of companion animals, and those who view
animals as "products" for lack of a better word.
So, to be fair, the Amish are kind to humans…
Animals, well, that is a different thing...

sadly, some of their horses aren't treated much better.

Its so sad when you see all of those dogs who don't see any affection or having the sort of life they should have. How can any of the pups be well adjusted socialised animals being brought up in those conditions.

Wow.. A MODERN puppymill who's treating his dogs the way he wants to be treated….!!!

Sigh...

@Janneke:

Wow.. A MODERN puppymill who's treating his dogs the way he wants to be treated….!!!

Sigh...

Yeah, why don't we all get together and buy him a human-sized "hamster wheel" and put it inside a concrete building full of hundreds of yelling and shouting people… make HIM run in that wheel and never get to leave the building!!!

Kudos to Nightline for bringing this to the news - it's too bad more people aren't made aware of this sort of thing. Just makes me heartsick.

While Kudos to Nightline on the PuppyMill…. a big black mark against Nightline on their story about Westminster and how breeders only care about winning and not at all about health of the breed. Their "edit" of the answers to questions made it look like breeders could not care less about health and breed standards and you could tell that the questions asked were edited to fit what they wanted people to hear...... with no time given talking to breeders that have worked hard to improve the breed with temperament and health.

This not to say that there are not health problems in many breeds, especially the "push in nose" breeds like Bull dogs, Boston's, etc... but really, give a honest report with both sides represented. Like our breed and all we have done to rid the breed of Fanconi.....

I will look for the link to that story line....

@tanza:

While Kudos to Nightline on the PuppyMill…. a big black mark against Nightline on their story about Westminster and how breeders only care about winning and not at all about health of the breed. Their "edit" of the answers to questions made it look like breeders could not care less about health and breed standards and you could tell that the questions asked were edited to fit what they wanted people to hear...... with no time given talking to breeders that have worked hard to improve the breed with temperament and health.

This not to say that there are not health problems in many breeds, especially the "push in nose" breeds like Bull dogs, Boston's, etc... but really, give a honest report with both sides represented. Like our breed and all we have done to rid the breed of Fanconi.....

I will look for the link to that story line....

Pat this was another report on the same page. I think this is what you were referring to regarding breeding.

http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=7055788&page=1

Ezekiel is delusional.

@renaultf1:

Pat this was another report on the same page. I think this is what you were referring to regarding breeding.

http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=7055788&page=1

Thanks… and yes that's it... two ends of the coin....

I'm having difficultly opening the link.

I can't open the link. Are you saying that the Amish are involved in puppy mills.
Quite shocking and disgusting. Can someone please elaborate about the Amish involvement?

A big problem is what this type of operation and publicity does to tarnish the public view of legit responsible breeders.

With all the outrage, wouldn't you think that society could push for proper regulations in regard to puppy mills. While there are some regulations in place, the article states that a lot of what the Amish have done in Lancaster Pa is still legal. If it is then its time to change the law and find a way of enforcing it.

What is even more idiotic is that in the article that talks about Pure Breeds and their health, there is someone from a University who is quoted in that article saying that specifically where Bostons are concerned that breeders should breed them for a longer snout so they can breath easier. Did these so called experts ever stop to think about additional health issues that can develop along the way while breeders are attempting to get that longer snout. In my opinion that article is clearly someone who has little or no knowledge of breeding or its affects. Yes there are health issues and no one can deny that. Its how those health issues are addressed that is important. There is no quick fix for any problem. No arm chair quarterback breeder should be making suggestions or calls for those who are involved and do understand the complications.

Jason

I am boycotting all Amish stores, which will hurt the ones who are not doing this awful thing to dogs.
BUT until I can know that my $$ doesn't support one of these places, I just have to avoid them all.
Sigh.

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