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ID:

652

Date:

2013-06-26

Headline:

ASPCA Uses USDA Photos in Fight Over Puppy Mills

Reporter's name:

Sue Manning

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Associated Press

City:

Los Angeles, CA

Summary:

Although dogs are popular pets and commercial breeders can do a brisk business, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) oversight of breeders includes photographing dogs and their living conditions – some of which revealed suffering and maltreatment at “puppy mills” – which led to warnings and citations.

Notes:

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals used FOIA to obtain the photographs.

Keywords:

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ASPCA, Department of Agriculture, USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, APHIS, dogs, puppies, pet stores, puppy mills, breeders, Missouri

URL:

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/aspca-uses-usda-photos-fight-over-puppy-mills


Agencies:

USDA

States:

CA
MO
NY
OH

Categories:

business


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