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Old 11-11-2012, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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hope they took photos. I think that's why the Amish get away with as much animal abuse as they do-people are afraid of being accused of religious persecution or some variation.

cudos to that animal welfare organization!
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:17 PM
 
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You're right - this is AGAIN.

The Amish are notorious for puppy mills and horrific treatment of animals. Religion, my @ss.

Political correctness needs to be disregarded when discussing animal abuse. I know there are groups working hard in Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to see tougher animals abuse laws enacted to address this perpetual abuse.

Stories like these make my blood boil.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:29 PM
 
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Do they treat their livestock as worse as a factory farm?
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:38 PM
 
Location: NW Penna.
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The "new Amish" are not the moral and incorruptible old Amish. Another thing thing they apparently do is dump their draft horses and less desirable road horses at auctions every Fall, because that way they don't have to feed them all winter, I guess. And the horse rescue groups scramble to buy them up so that the kill buyers don't get them. It's like dumping this year's convertible at the end of summer and getting a new model next spring, evidently.

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Old 11-12-2012, 01:19 AM
 
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When I posted about Amish puppy mills, someone challenged me for a cite, and I didn't have one, but thought I'd read about it somewhere.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:12 AM
 
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Tonight I was watching Breaking Amish and they spoke about Amish farmers that were know to have sex with farm animals. Pretty sick.

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Old 11-13-2012, 11:07 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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and now there is a plea going around the rescue community to help an amish puppy miller's "overstock." whatever dogs are not taken or rescued by this Saturday are going to be shot.....
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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The "new Amish" are not the moral and incorruptible old Amish. Another thing thing they apparently do is dump their draft horses and less desirable road horses at auctions every Fall, because that way they don't have to feed them all winter, I guess. And the horse rescue groups scramble to buy them up so that the kill buyers don't get them. It's like dumping this year's convertible at the end of summer and getting a new model next spring, evidently.
I've never heard of them selling horses in the fall just for the sake of selling. If they know they're going to replace one of their field horses in the spring, selling in the fall and buying the replacement in the spring rather than feeding all winter is simply a smart business decision. Non-Amish horse owners do this as well. In fact, it's probably more common outside the Amish community because the Amish need horses in the winter for transportation where weekend warriors usually don't do anything with their horses that time of year.

And if the killer buyers are setting the market it's because there are too many horses being foaled, not because some Amish folks want to upgrade their draft stock. And the indiscriminate breeding programs that lead to this situation are by and large outside the Amish community. The Amish generally don't breed any more horses than they can use or sell; they just don't have the room on their (typically) small farms.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:04 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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I've never heard of them selling horses in the fall just for the sake of selling. If they know they're going to replace one of their field horses in the spring, selling in the fall and buying the replacement in the spring rather than feeding all winter is simply a smart business decision. Non-Amish horse owners do this as well. In fact, it's probably more common outside the Amish community because the Amish need horses in the winter for transportation where weekend warriors usually don't do anything with their horses that time of year.

And if the killer buyers are setting the market it's because there are too many horses being foaled, not because some Amish folks want to upgrade their draft stock. And the indiscriminate breeding programs that lead to this situation are by and large outside the Amish community. The Amish generally don't breed any more horses than they can use or sell; they just don't have the room on their (typically) small farms.

maybe they are not the problem with the horses being dumped, but they create HUGE problems overbreeding puppies in their disgusting and abusive mills......
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