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New footage shows harsh conditions inside Virginia dog breeding facility

CUMBERLAND, Va. (WRIC) – New video unearthed amid a federal investigation into a Cumberland dog farm shows puppies lying in feces and in excessive heat, while others show dogs suffering from tooth decay and desperately trying to reach for food. Animal protection organization “Stop Animal Exploitation Now!” shared the shocking findings of a July 2021 […]

Watch out, New York: 5 days and 5 ways YOU can help shut down the puppy mill pipeline

Take me to the daily action list! New York State has the chance to make history by passing the NY Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill (A.4283/S.1130). This important legislation will strike a blow to the cruel and deceptive puppy mill industry by banning the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in New York pet stores. […]

Riverhead pet dealers law remains on hold as lawsuits challenging it continue

Riverhead Town remains barred from enforcing the Pet Dealers Act passed by City Council last fall under temporary restraining orders signed by a judge in November. The law, which would ban the sale of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits by pet dealers in Riverhead, is said to have come into force on January 1. […]

Puppy mill ban is a start, but the problem isn’t solved

A new state law that took effect last week prohibits pet stores in Illinois from selling dogs and cats from commercial breeders. It was the culmination of a long effort by animal welfare advocates. They say the new law shuts down a “puppy mill pipeline” that had supplied Illinois pet stores with dogs from large-scale […]

Iowa puppy mill operator has yet to pay $60,000 in state fines

Owner returned more than 500 dogs in enforcement action By Clark Kauffman – Iowa Capital Dispatch January 30, 2022 12:49 p.m., update: January 30, 2022 2:18 p.m. Detectives filed this photo taken during a visit to a Wayne County dog ​​breeder – Daniel Gingerich – as he faced state and federal penalties for dozens of […]

Puppy mill operator yet to pay $60,000 in state fines

The former Wayne County puppy mill operator, who was forced to turn over more than 500 dogs last year, has yet to pay $60,000 in fines. Last September, federal authorities sued Daniel Gingerich, owner of Maple Hill Puppies, in civil court in an attempt to shut down his rural dog operation in Iowa. This effort […]

Letter to the Editor: Support Goldie’s Act | Winchester star

The Goldie Law was introduced in Congress to help protect dogs from puppy mills. He was named after a dog known as Golden Retriever #142 who was raised in a USDA licensed puppy mill in Iowa, where she died after months of extreme neglect. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is responsible for enforcing […]

Holiday bounty, Kansas City litter, Missouri puppy mills

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other Opinion content offer perspectives on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom journalists. Sweet surprise I thought this kind gesture was worth mentioning: I was at the Hy-Vee in Gladstone and the gentleman across from me paid for my groceries (last minute […]

New York Attorney General Letitia James sues Long Island Shake a Paw pet store for allegedly selling sick and injured puppies

HICKSVILLE, Long Island (WABC) – New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a complaint Thursday against a pet store for allegedly selling numerous sick or injured puppies to unconscious consumers at two locations on Long Island. James said an investigation found Shake A Paw, located in Hicksville and Lynbrook and serving the wider tri-state area, […]

42 Traumatized Dogs From ‘Horrible Hundred’ Breeder Beg For Second Chances

Cedarcrest Kennel of Ava, Missouri, also known by its website called “Pup 4 U”, has regularly come across the List of “horrible hundreds” of the worst dog breeders in the United States. Unfortunately, many of these puppy mills are licensed and continue to operate despite being exposed. Fortunately, the operations of this kennel are finally […]

USDA Cites International Breeding Plant Under Contract With NIH Over Dozens Of Animal Welfare Law Violations

Federal investigation into Envigo underway after PETA exposed systemic food deprivation, dead and dying Beagle puppies reared for experiments For immediate release:November 15, 2021 Contact:Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382 Cumberland, Virginia. – Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released three damning inspection reports citing Envigo, a Virginia-based international dog breeder and laboratory supplier, for 26 […]

Puppy mill owner agrees to permanently ban dog breeding and sale

A Wayne County puppy mill operator has agreed to hand over his remaining 513 dogs and may soon be permanently banned from engaging in federally licensed animal welfare activities. Court records indicate that Daniel Gingerich of Maple Hill Puppies and attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a formal agreement on how to […]

Animal Lovers See Red As Dog Dealers Now Trade “Colorful” Puppies

Unscrupulous dog dealers are now selling ‘colorful’ puppies in an attempt to cash in on a craze that has seen puppy prices skyrocket in recent years, Extra.ie can reveal. ‘Rainbow colored dachshunds’ and litters of blue and gold French Bulldogs with ‘squashed faces’ are currently on sale for up to € 5,000 per puppy in […]

Puppy mill owner agrees to donate 304 dogs to Animal Rescue League

The operator of a Wayne County puppy mill has agreed to return all dogs to its possession and reached an interim settlement agreement with the federal government, according to the US Department of Justice. Court records indicate that Daniel Gingerich, owner of Maple Hill Puppies, has permanently surrendered all the dogs he housed at three […]

Puppy mill owner now wants to get rid of 189 dogs

Wayne County dog ​​breeder Daniel Gingerich is asking a federal judge for permission to transfer the 189 dogs still in his possession to an organization in Indiana that claims to be an animal rescue charity. Earlier this week, U.S. District Court Judge Stephanie Rose ordered Gingerich, accused of more than 100 animal welfare law violations, […]

Anderson: Ahead of Saturday’s opener, ringneck hunters have pheasants in mind

The rooster pheasant hunt has bewitched hunters since at least the Stone Age, and those many millennia later, wing shooters in Minnesota remain just as enthralled. Saturday is opening day for these flowering birds, and ahead of time, highlanders reflect on surveys of beetle populations, corn and soybean crops, dogs by their side and, ultimately, […]

Puppy Mill Owner: It’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine | Waverly Newspapers

A federal judge told a contrite Daniel Gingerich on Friday that she would take “all necessary and legal steps” to end the type of neglect the Wayne County dog ​​breeder is accused of committing. Gingerich appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Stephanie Rose on Friday for a hearing on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s injunction […]

Puppy Mill Owner Tells Judge ‘It’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine’ | New

A federal judge told a contrite Daniel Gingerich on Friday that she would take “all necessary and legal steps” to end the type of neglect the Wayne County dog ​​breeder is accused of committing. Gingerich appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Stephanie Rose on Friday for a hearing on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s injunction […]

Puppy Mill Owner Tells Judge “It’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine”

A federal judge told a contrite Daniel Gingerich on Friday that she would take “all necessary and legal steps” to end the type of neglect the Wayne County dog ​​breeder is accused of committing. Gingerich appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Stephanie Rose on Friday for a hearing on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s injunction […]

City council unanimously approves puppy mill law

Helen Camlakides, owner of Sportsman’s Kennels in Manorville, addressed city council on Tuesday. (Credit: Tim Gannon) Riverhead City Council on Tuesday approved a law banning the sale of commercially farmed dogs, cats and rabbits, completing an effort to curb what some residents have called “inhumane” and “cruel” practice. The law aims to break the “puppy […]

State hits puppy mill owner with $ 20,000 fine and license suspension

In a rare move, Iowa regulators are fining a dog breeder whom federal officials have called one of the nation’s biggest repeat offenders. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is fining Wayne County breeder Daniel Gingerich $ 20,000 and suspending his Iowa license for 60 days, the report said Monday. ministry. Gingerich does […]

Owner of kennel where 29 dogs died in fire found guilty of negligence, cruelty

The operator of a west Chicago-area kennel where 29 dogs died in a fire in 2019 has been convicted of animal cruelty and failing to take care of the dogs. Garrett Mercado, 32, of Woodridge was convicted Friday on three counts of animal cruelty after a five-day trial before Judge Robert Miller. Mercado was also […]

The SQSPCA announces the “fall” of the puppy mill program

(contributed) STAFF REPORT • Special at www.AllOTSEGO.com As the season changes from summer to fall, the Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is asking the public to help educate consumers and lobby for changes that will lead to the ‘fall’ possible puppy mills. “September is National Puppy Mill Awareness Month, and there’s […]

SQSPCA Announces “Fall of Puppy Mills” Information Event | WIVT

Posted: Sep 29, 2021 / 10:07 AM EDT / Update: Sep 29, 2021 / 10:11 AM EDT From the Susquehanna SPCA: As the season changes from summer to fall, the Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SQSPCA) is calling on the public to help educate consumers and lobby for changes that will […]

moratorium on kennels still on the table | New

by CHRIS ROGERS Winona County Council is considering stricter regulations for commercial dog breeding kennels, possibly including a temporary moratorium on any new kennels. At the same time, board members seemed to agree on a solution to one of their main concerns: ensuring dog breeders receive the required state and federal licenses. The Minnesota Board […]

Trial begins against the illegal owner of the Kunkletown kennel. What we know

The deaths of two dogs and the disappearance of another have sparked grim allegations against the owner of the Kunkletown kennel in charge of their care. A series of court hearings starting this week will examine each charge against Autumn Dempster in detail. She was ordered from the county to stop taking dogs three months […]

“Growing threat to public health” caused by disease found in puppies in pet stores · A human world

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson One of many HSUS investigations into Petland found a purchased blue merle goldendoodle that was infected with Giardia and Campylobacter, two bacteria that cause infections that can be passed to humans. HSUS By selling puppy mill dogs, some pet stores spread serious illnesses that are dangerous to the public. […]

Waldo’s rescue pen left dogs dead in dumpsters – the Madison Leader Gazette

An aerial fight has erupted between a Manhattan animal rescue and a former employee who claims the group left vulnerable puppies to suffer. Waldo’s Rescue Pen founder Emily Dyson has reportedly raised critically ill animals, and several have died under her watch, sources said. In one case, four puppies died together from the highly contagious […]

Bear and foxes rescued from roadside zoo in Tawas City head to Colorado Sanctuary

TAWAS CITY, Mich. (WJRT) – After years without proper veterinary care at a Michigan roadside zoo, a bear and foxes are safe in their new home at a Colorado sanctuary. In a report from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, it was stated that various animals were kept at the Sunrise Side […]

ECSU to find new puppy business after allegations surface

September 17, 2021 After learning of allegations against a New York City company that brought puppies to Eastern Connecticut State University for a puppy therapy program, university officials said they would no longer hire the ‘business. The allegations against the company, PuppyParty.com, were made by the Companion Animal Protection Society, which investigated the company in […]

Largo adopts new rules for pet shops | Largo

LARGO – There will be no new pet stores in the town of Largo, and the two currently operating have new rules to follow. On September 7, the Municipal Commission voted 6-1 on final reading to pass a long-debated ordinance that promulgates new regulations for the commercial sale of dogs and cats within city limits. […]

USDA investigates Emory after PETA complaint: monkey death, sponge left in monkey, and more

For immediate release:September 8, 2021 Contact:Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382 Atlanta – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investigating Emory University and the affiliated Yerkes National Primate Research Center into alleged mistreatment of monkeys after PETA filed a complaint with the agency for violation of the federal law on the protection of animals. According to […]

Philadelphia Backyard Chickens Rise Despite City Law – NBC10 Philadelphia

A locked up herd of law-breaking Philadelphians continued to grow in number and thrive during the pandemic. Thousands of chickens are being raised across the city, according to one estimate, despite a 2004 ordinance designed to eliminate the practice. This particular trend in urban farming is becoming more and more popular, as parked residents view […]

First responders shouldn’t have to tackle tigers

The award-winning documentary film, “The Conservation Game,” for which our work served as the subjects, shows how people were able to buy tigers and other big cats, as well as other exotic animals, at auction. It also shows how some “conservative” celebrities – characters seen regularly on television and therefore trustworthy to tell us about […]

Feds Bust ‘Walnut Prairie Wildside’ after PETA push

For immediate release:July 8, 2021 Contact:David Perlé 202-483-7382 West Union, Illinois. – Following complaints from PETA, the US Department of Agriculture has inspected the local Walnut Prairie Wildside roadside zoo three times and slapped its owner, Thomas Edmonds, with a 21-day license suspension on a slew of federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) citations, including after […]

Why a financial boost for the office that exposes Pennsylvania puppy mills has stalled again

Spotlight PA is an independent, non-partisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive / The Patriot-News, TribLIVE / Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. HARRISBURG – Partisan divisions are hampering legislation to increase funding for the Pennsylvania office responsible for exposing puppy mills and dealing with […]

Why a financial boost for the office that exposes Pennsylvania puppy mills has blocked again Spotlight PA

Featured sound system is an independent, non-partisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive / The Patriot-News, TribLIVE / Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. HARRISBURG – Partisan divisions are hampering legislation to increase funding for the Pennsylvania office responsible for exposing puppy mills and dealing […]