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Well friends, once again, the cat is out of the bag - or should we
say the dog out of the hutch! This Friday night, March 27, ABC's
Nightline will be investigating puppy mills!

ABC Correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi and investigators from Nightline
travel the byways and back roads of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania -
visiting numerous puppy mills and filming Main Line Animal Rescue's
volunteers as they rescue breeding dogs and puppies from Lancaster
County's notorious Amish commercial breeding facilities.

This promises to be a very special program. If you are involved in
rescue, advocate on behalf of the millions of puppy mill dogs interned
in our nation's commercial dog breeding facilities, or if you just
simply love animals, you will not want to miss this.

Sharyn Alfonsi interviewed, on camera, an Amish breeder while touring
his facility - a first for network television. With approximately 500
dogs housed on his property, this commercial breeder speaks
openly about an industry cloaked in secrecy and suspicion - the cruel
factory farming of man's best friend.

PLEASE tell your friends, your family, your coworkers - ABC Nightline
investigates puppy mills - this Friday at 11:35 pm (Eastern Standard
Time). Please take the time to forward this to all the rescues,

It has been almost one year since Oprah's puppy mill show aired.
That program received the highest viewer response of any Oprah Show in
years. Now we need to spread the word about this very special
Nightline. Only by educating as many people as we can, will we be able
to help these animals. And after you watch the program, please don't
hesitate to contact ABC and Nightline to thank them for casting such a
strong light on the plight of our nation's puppy mill dogs.

Bill Smith Main Line Animal Rescue
 

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I really wish some of these puppy mill shows would start going into the "higher end" puppy mills like Blue Ribbon Kennels. It's places like this that are not frowned upon because all of their dogs are vet checked and vaccinated. the kennels are kept very clean and fresh food and water is always avaliable. BUT it dosn't change the fact that the dogs at places like Blue Ribbon Kennals are still kept in small cages on wire flooring and bred at least once a year. the dogs are never trained or health checked, who cares about temperment at a place like that.

But the "higher end" USDA Run Puppy mills never seem to make the news as a "bad place" which they obviously are!
 

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Do you mean 11:35 Pacific Time ? I get East coast networks on my sat dish and I see Nightline on at 8:35 PST .
How do you manage that? As far as I know here in the states if you have direct TV or Dish Network they will only give you your local channels in your zip code. I'd like to get west coast channels so I can keep up on all the craziness of California.

Anyhow I seen the Nightline show and the guy was talking about debarking dogs. The way the Amish do it is they take a very sharp object and ram it down the dogs throat to cut the vocal cords. They also do there own C sections and stitch the dogs up with twine. There must be something they can farm that would make a better profit than puppies. If a puppy store can sell a dog at over $1000.00 how much did the puppy mill get?.

I'm betting it's like a pair of dentures. You go to the dentist that charge 2000 and the dental technician that made them charged a few hundred to where the actual cost of the material was about 20.00. When you ask the dentist why the price is so high he blames it on the dental technician and tries to make it look like he isn't making that much profit.
 

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I watched it. Don't really know what to say - it was 5-10 minutes of the same stuff we've all been hearing. Hopefully it reached a less educated audience, though.

I really didn't like the guy with the "modern" facility. He says it's cruel to allow his dogs outside, reason being that they'll have to stand in mud. And to that I say... what about grass, sand, wood chips? :confused:

ETA: The bit about the twine-sutchered C-Secs made me cringe. That poor Golden, she's been thru the mill.. literally..
 

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I might try but I have such a hard time watching this type of show...it breaks my heart and makes me want to hurt someone (the "breeder") in a very slow, deliberate and painful way. :mad:
Same here... it utterly breaks my heart. I can't even watch "Underdog to Wonderdog" and I'm scared to watch Dogtown.

I did watch this tonight, though. It was sickening to see those poor little dogs locked up in mass cages. I don't even like seeing chickens or cattle imprisoned like that, let alone such human-interaction-craving animals like dogs. I can't believe he tried to claim having them run on a hamster wheel is better than having them run and play outside!! And the poor mothers... :( I don't know whether the injuries (old and new) on that poor Golden were more heartbreaking, or the fact that she couldn't even walk on solid ground.... sad, sad, sad..........
 

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I did watch this tonight, though. It was sickening to see those poor little dogs locked up in mass cages. I don't even like seeing chickens or cattle imprisoned like that, let alone such human-interaction-craving animals like dogs. I can't believe he tried to claim having them run on a hamster wheel is better than having them run and play outside!! And the poor mothers... :( I don't know whether the injuries (old and new) on that poor Golden were more heartbreaking, or the fact that she couldn't even walk on solid ground.... sad, sad, sad..........
I watched part of it but had to stop...can I hurt someone now? :mad:
 

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Even the cable company offers it here now , if you have a digital box . Sat has offered it for sometime . Think its officially called 'time shifting' , it's very nice because you can watch all the East Coast networks and go to bed while the West coast people ( that dont have it ) have to stay up till 11:30 :D
I actually got it because of my work hours. I need to be in bed some days before 8 PM , I ended up missing some good shows I liked .


I dont think DTV or DN down in the US offers it anymore. Up here is Bell .

I just realized my pup is 6 months old today :D


How do you manage that? As far as I know here in the states if you have direct TV or Dish Network they will only give you your local channels in your zip code. I'd like to get west coast channels so I can keep up on all the craziness of California.
 
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