Tag Archives: Animal Welfare Act

Runaround Sue

While reviewing the Schindler inspection report, I could not get past the discrepancy of opinion between the investigators, who noted time and again that the dogs at the Schindler mill were essentially being housed in incredibly unsanitary conditions and multiple statements from the attending veterinarian, Sue Sculley, who repeatedly indicated that medically, the dogs were […]

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Airline’s Puppy Deaths Spark Debate about Commercial Breeders

Many people are becoming more aware of the sad reality that pet store puppies often come from large puppy mills and are opting for other ways of purchasing puppies but what people are less aware of, are the ways in which large commercial breeders are beginning to use online sources in order to place puppies […]

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Inspectors and the Puppy Marketplace, Part II

After reading the BBB report and having been to a puppy auction last summer where I actually spoke with a USDA inspector, I wanted to learn more about the people who are tasked with being the main players in the enforcement of USDA rules and regulations set forth in the Animal Welfare Act. Interestingly, state […]

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