The Register's Editorial: Feds let 'puppy mill' stay open

The Register’s Editorial

January 12, 2015

The Black Diamond Kennel sits on a stretch of county road, surrounded by farmland, just outside the town of Kingsley in northwest Iowa.

Oceanside Moves to Ban Puppy Mills

By: Samantha Tatro

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015

The Oceanside City Council moved one step closer to banning large-scale commercial retail sale of dogs and cats – more commonly known as “puppy mills” – after they approved a proposal last night.

The ordinance, which will face final approval at the end of the month, would prohibit the commercial dog breeding operation where profit trumps the well-being of dogs. Animal rights activists have been lobbying for bans across the state and say the sites are inhumane to many animals.

Judge dismisses case involving alleged puppy mill

BY NIKIE MAYO

Anderson Independent Mail, S.C. December 4, 2014

ANDERSON --- Judge Nancy Devine has dismissed animal-mistreatment charges against the Starr man whose case caused Anderson County to create South Carolina's first ordinance aimed at suspected puppy mills.

Donald Black was charged with four counts of mistreating animals in August 2013 after Anderson County investigators removed 153 dogs from his land, an 18-acre wooded property off Martin Road.

Oceanside’s New Council Takes Up Issue Of Puppy Mills

December 4, 2014

By: Promise Yee

The political makeup of the Oceanside City Council changed in November, with Democrat Chuck Lowery defeating incumbent Republican Gary Felien.

One of the first actions of the newly seated City Council this week was to reconsider the sale of what animal-rights activists call "puppy mill" dogs.

Lowery was the swing vote in favor of a motion to direct staff to draft an ordinance that would prohibit the sale of mass-bred dogs and cats through wholesale distributors.

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