Sunday, December 18, 2005

Amish Puppy Mill Operations

Bred for bulk and retail sale, puppies are a growing cash crop for hundreds of farmers in and around Lancaster County, where Amish and Mennonite settlers from Switzerland and Germany arrived in the early 1700s in search of religious freedom. For farmers, a big crop of dogs can gross as much as $500,000 annually, with successful operations netting six figures… "Pennsylvania is the main source [of dogs to New Jersey pet shops], and farmers in Amish country are the major suppliers,"

I didn’t realize.

Amish puppy mills.

That is just sick, and I’m outraged that these people would resort to mass producing dogs for sale. It is well known that puppy mill dogs are more likely to have diseases and temperament problems throughout their lives.

When you buy a dog from a pet store, just realize you are making money for some slimy puppy mill operator.

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