Monday, July 13, 2009

Newsweek Article: Pressure to Close a Puppy Mill

July 11, 2009

Bill Smith has dedicated his life to fighting "puppy mills," the warehouses where dogs are raised for profit in tiny cages, denied sufficient medical care, and often killed when they get sick or can no longer breed. Smith noticed that many of the farms around his shelter facility, near the heart of puppy-mill country in Lancaster County, Pa., were displaying signs boasting that they were organic dairy operations. Smith found that one mill— B & R Puppies, which had been cited by authorities as recently as a year ago for housing dogs in squalid cages and failing to vaccinate them—was also supplying milk to Horizon Organics. Horizon is a major presence in markets like Whole Foods, where animal welfare is paramount.

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1 comment:

lisa said...

Love you blog, Jo Ann! I'm a big advocate for rescue pets and hugely against pet stores and puppy mills. Hopefully this article sheds some light onto the issue, thanks for sharing!