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Puppy mill bill needs work


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 09, 2013

~~<p>Frustration in handling the case of animal cruelty in a commercial dog breeding facility revealed that little can be done now in Hawaii to prevent cruelty to puppies. Government restrictions should be enacted to include both minimum standards of care and punishment for criminally irresponsible breeders.</p>
<p>The issue received attention in response to more than 150 puppies being found in disgusting condition at a Waimanalo dog-breeding operations in 2010. The company that owned the facility dissolved with no assets to pay any fine or restitution. A former manager of the facility was released after serving six months in prison and pleading no contest to 153 counts of animal cruelty.</p>
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Frustration in handling the case of animal cruelty in a commercial dog breeding facility revealed that little can be done now in Hawaii to prevent cruelty to puppies. Government restrictions should be enacted to include both minimum standards of care and punishment for criminally irresponsible breeders.

The issue received attention in response to more than 150 puppies being found in disgusting condition at a Waimanalo dog-breeding operations in 2010. The company that owned the facility dissolved with no assets to pay any fine or restitution. A former manager of the facility was released after serving six months in prison and pleading no contest to 153 counts of animal cruelty. Login for more...



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