Puppies 'Viewed as Livestock' in Amish Community, Says Rescue Advocate

The Amish are widely viewed as plain, peaceful people. Reclusive and private, most people only catch glimpses of them as they make their way through the hills of Pennsylvania's Dutch County in buggies.

 

But some of their perfectly manicured farms are home to a secret world. Lancaster County has been called the puppy millcapital of the U.S., and the trade is largely dominated by the Amish.

It is a world most people never see, but undercover video shot by Main Line Animal Rescue provides a startling look. Hundreds of puppies can be seen stacked in crate on top of crate. Most of those puppies will eventually be sold to pet stores, but their mothers will likely never know a home other than this.

The female breeders live their life producing litter after litter... until they can't any longer. Bill Smith, the founder of Main Line Animal Rescue, says that the dogs are then disposed of -- sometimes euthanized, sometimes shot. And it's perfectly legal.

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EVERY PET STORE PUPPY...EVERY ONE...COMES FROM A PLACE LIKE THIS. PLEASE DON'T BUY THAT CUTE PUPPY, YOU WILL BE SUPPORTING THE MISERY OF THE MOTHERS LEFT BEHIND.

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I hope that one day we will see the end of the puppy mill everywhere in this world. This is pure torture.
We live in Ohio which also Has a large Amish population.

It just makes me sick to think of all the puppy mills. Currently Ohio is the only state North of the Mississippi river that allows dog auctions. There is currently a group ran by a lady named Mary Shaver that is working very hard to change the law. As you would expect these auctions are held in Amish country. I will post the links if you would like.....
Link away, D. I wish I had time to keep up with posting all that. I have read so many stories that turn the stomach. My Ginger was a puppy mill dog and at 4, she still has quirks. It's so sad.

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