Quebec to Review Puppy Mill Laws

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The fallout from the huge puppy mill seizure is fueling calls for a review of Quebec's animal rights laws, which are abysmal even for Canada. Animal welfare workers are calling for stricter laws on breeding facilities after more than 500 allegedly malnourished dogs were seized from a Quebec puppy farm last week. The raid might represent the largest puppy seizure in Canada. breeders canada animal cruelty quebec puppy mills dogs

Puppy Mill Raids in Western Washington

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Up north are Snohomish County and Skagit County where two puppy mill raids have led to the rescue of almost 600 pregnant dogs, about 80 percent of whom are pregnant. (We One of my coworkers is heavily involved in puppy mill issues. She says that northwest Washington is a refuge for puppy mills because regulation up there is particularly lax. If the regulation in this area is worse than puppy mill regulation in general, it must be REALLY bad.

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Dogs Seized at Kennewick Puppy Mill

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Dogs were seized at a Kennewick puppy mill with the help of the HSUS. The Humane Society of the United States assisted the Benton County Sheriff's Office today with the seizure of hundreds of dogs from a puppy mill here. Prosecutors are considering charges in connection with today's seizure against Ella Stewart, owner and operator of Sun Valley Kennel, who was recently charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty. Tags: HSUS puppy mills

Western WA Puppy Mills Had Troubled History, But Still Allowed to Operate

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This is a good article about the puppy mills operated by a Western Washington woman and her parents. Tags: animal abuse animal cruelty puppy mills animal welfare us She kept being given "one more chance" with the end result of about 600 dogs finally being seized from the establishments. This is definitely a situation that could have been stopped early on. How much suffering and death resulted from this family's practices?

Kathy Bauck: The Face of Puppy Mill Cruelty

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Kathy Bauck, owner of Pick of the Litter Kennels in New York Mills, MN, was recently found guilty of four misdemeanors: one count of animal cruelty, and 3 counts of animal torture. An officer of the ASPCA reported her to the USDA for violations of the Animal Welfare Act back in 1998 and no action was taken. Apparently animal TORTURE only ranks as a “misdemeanor&#. She is still allowed to keep her kennel and keep breeding animals. Kathy Bauck.

Blog for Rescued Dogs in Western Washington

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Remember how we posted about the raids on puppy mills in Mount Vernon and Gold Bar, Washington? About 600 dogs were seized from horrible puppy mill conditions. Tags: seattle animal cruelty animal rescue puppy mills Here's a blog for people who are trying to help them. Our pet sitter alerted us to the site.

Unexpected Farm Animal Deal in Ohio

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Animal welfare groups led by the Humane Society of the United States have agreed to abandon a fall ballot issue against animal cruelty as part of a deal with state farm groups brokered by Gov. Ted Strickland.The deal calls for Strickland, the Humane Society, the Ohio Farm Bureau and their partners to join forces in favor of tougher laws governing farm animals, including provisions that ban certain crates and cages and the use of strangulation as a form of euthanasia.

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