Monday, June 29, 2009

Working Towards Total Puppy Mill Destruction!

Strong words, I know. However, the kind of greed and corruption that exists in the dog breeding industry warrants it. I've been posting puppy mill news on my website for a while now, but I thought that the blog format better lends itself to these types of posts. Therefore, I'm copying all of the previous posts below, and will begin posting articles here instead.

6/29: From Missouri Takes Legal Action Against Puppy Mills:

Missouri officials have located more than 200 unlicensed breeders and rescued nearly 1,900 dogs since February as part of a statewide crackdown on puppy mills.

Missouri Department of Agriculture Director Jon Hagler and Attorney General Chris Koster have teamed up to take legal action against breeders who are not licensed as part of the second part of “Operation Bark Alert.”

“We plan to file against irresponsible breeders and require they comply with the law or shut their doors,” Koster said in a statement.

Koster said his office has already taken legal action against "several" unregistered breeders who were raided by the Department of Agriculture, rescue groups in Missouri and law enforcement officials.

“We want unlicensed breeders to know that in the days and weeks ahead, they will begin to face increasing pressure as we add more bite to Bark Alert," Hagler said in a statement.

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