Protests Planned Against Dog Kennels
December 23, 2015
Winona, Minnesota - Animal welfare protesters may soon descend on Amish farms in Winona County. For the last few years, several Amish men have been operating kennels where they breed and sell scores of dogs to pet dealers. Their operations are licensed and inspected by both the federal government and the state of Minnesota. Over the last three years, USDA inspectors found some violations of health and welfare rules that were later corrected, including a couple instances where injured dogs had not received veterinary care, according to USDA reports. Amish men said they are very careful about following state and federal animal welfare rules ? if they did not they would be shut down.