Oh Dog! It’s time for another visit with everybody’s favorite DeDe….. ME! BOL!
Oh Dog, we have breaking news that you heard here first! The Puppy Mill Breeders and Brokers are on the defensive! YAY
Last week a Federal Court in Washington, DC ruled that financial and other data submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the federal Animal Welfare Act must be released to The Humane Society of the United States under the Freedom of Information Act.
This is HUGE! Why? Because before now, there was no way for animal welfare groups to know how large these privately-held breeder and broker companies were and what they were doing. Now we can know just how much money they’re pulling down, and how many puppy (and other animal) mills are really out there.
If you don’t think they’re making alot of money off of the indiscriminate breeding of animals, you need look no further than Richard Berman and HumaneWatch, which is funded by this industry. Remember the ad during the Super Bowl? The Olympics? And all the people who believed the lies?
Two groups that have fought against the release of this information for over two years are The Hunte Corporation (puppy mill broker) and The Missouri Pet Breeders Association. Check out the glossy, professional websites for each group, then remind yourself of how many animals were euthanized in this country last year for no other reason than having no place to call home. These people (remember, corporations are people) don’t care how many animals die. They only care about how much money they can make by selling animals.
We have not won the war by any means, but at least we have one more weapon in our arsenal to fight these cruel, greedy and unconscionable people. And no, I can’t think of anything nice to say about people who live comfortably at the expense of others, be it human or animal.
Have a good week everybody!