I run into Amish dog breeders almost every day here in Lancaster County. On this blog I usually contend that allegations of animal abuse in what are termed ‘puppy mills’ are overblown. I’m still getting a feel for it, and will admit I do feel sorry at times to see dogs kept caged. At the same time I don’t know that I’d go so far to allege abuse on the breeders who seem to generally have healthy, energetic animals.
One reader of this blog last week posted a thought-provoking letter on an incident of abuse which the reader recently encountered in southern Lancaster County. I’m posting it and my response below. If you have any comments, feedback or have experienced similar situations, please chime in.