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Illegal Dumping of Dead Dogs – The Latest Puppy Mill Atrocity

Illegal Dumping of Dead Dogs – The Latest Puppy Mill Atrocity

Missourians for the Protection of Dogs released a report that showed the latest atrocities committed by licensed puppy mills – “widespread and illegal dumping of dead dogs” in mass graves. 

 

The group is fighting for the passage of Proposition B that will stop puppy mill cruelty.

 

Missouri has more than 3,000 commercial dog breeding facilities that are licensed by both the USDA and the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA).  The state is nicknamed the Puppy Mill Capital of America.

 

Now with less than a week until elections, Missourians for the Protection of Dogs released an 18 page report that documents how the biggest puppy mills are illegally disposing dead dogs.

 

The report was based on information from USDA and MDA inspection reports that looked into dog mortality rates at large-scale breeding facilities. 

 

Here are the highlights of what they found:

  • One large dog broker had mass puppy graves on the property and was burying approximately 220 pounds of dead dogs each month.  This translated to an average of 50-100 dogs.  The facility first came under suspicion for polluting nearby ponds with the bodies of the deceased animals.  The government recommended the facility incinerate the bodies since they had so many deaths.
  • Another account found dozens of large and small dead dogs in an open site in the woods near Lebanon, Missouri.  The group of 40 dogs were dumped and burned after being recently killed.  The commercial breeder nearby was the only suspect, but no government agency followed up to be certain.  This particular breeder also had the “worst online complaints,” according to the report.

Over and over the report uncovers dogs that died or were killed because of untreated illnesses, neglect, starvation and even possessiveness of a mate and their remains tossed out like garbage.

 

Wayne Pacelle, president of the HSUS says, “…the puppy mill industry has lost any semblance of decency in its treatment of animals.” 

 

Earlier this month HSUS and Missourians for the Protection of Dogs released another report that exposed the 12 worst legal commercial breeders in the state. 

 

The puppy mills put into this category had the most number and most severe state and/or federal animal welfare violations. 

 

Some of the abuses committed by the group dubbed the “Dirty Dozen” included: emaciated dogs, dogs exposed to severe temperatures, sick dogs, dogs with open sores, lack of veterinary care, dying puppies and filthy living conditions.

 

Those opposed to Prop B say there are enough laws in place to keep cruelty out of the commercial dog breeding business.  The HSUS and Missourians for the Protection of Dogs have proved otherwise.

 

To learn more about Prop B and what it requires of puppy mills, you can read fellow Care2 blogger, Mac McDaniel’s story – Tea Party Opposes Puppy Mill Law 

 

Click Here to read the full report concerning the disposal of animals at puppy mills.

 

 

 

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8:27AM PST on Feb 9, 2013

Appalling. Please shut these evil houses down.

2:35AM PDT on Jun 24, 2011

Human in general won't change for the better rather for the worse as far as I can see. We should not even be considered as primats in the zoological world. We are dangerous, unfeeling, cruel and most of all stupid beyond everything. If God does not exist, the devil certainly does and he can be happy about the way mindless and arogant people behave. Heartless for children and heartless for animals.

10:52AM PDT on Jun 23, 2011

IF PEOPLE REALLY LOVED DOGS THEY WOULD CHOOSE AN UNWANTED DOG NOT A FASHION ITEM THOSE THAT BUY THEM SHOULD FEEL GUILTY THEY ARE ARESOLES.

7:01AM PDT on Jun 23, 2011

CARE 2 SHOULD LET EVERYONE SIGN NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE FROM! THIS IS A PROBLEM EVERY WHERE IN THE WORLD!

3:37PM PDT on Jun 22, 2011

I would have liked to sign this petition, but was blocked because of my Canadian postal code!
What does it matter where I'm from?

2:08PM PDT on Jun 21, 2011

This just sickens me.

10:29PM PDT on Jun 19, 2011

This is so terrible! Laws wont always be followed, BAN PUPPY MILLS! They need to do something fast with Missouri, this just can't go on any longer, it's so wrong!

9:02PM PST on Mar 12, 2011

Stronger laws and the enforcement of them, definitely needed.

8:14AM PST on Mar 10, 2011

It is not MORE AND NEW LAWS what is needed, it the UPHOLDING THE LAWS, what is needed if for public officials really do their work, in any of these businesses, two to three fines or offenses and take them out of business, bann from contact with animals. Public officials, GET TO WORK.

10:46AM PST on Mar 9, 2011

I read that in some states they are outlawing the sale of dogs at pet stores, this is to stop the puppy mills from having a place to sell the dogs to.

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