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ABC's Nightline Investigates Puppy Mills
« on: March 26, 2009, 08:59:08 PM »
From one of my lists...

FYI- thought you would all like to see this special. Set your DVR!!

Animal lover or not...
you should try and stay up to watch this show on Puppy Mills in PA.
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 Well friends, once again, the cat is out of the bag - or should we say the dog out of the hutch!
This Friday night, March 27, ABC's Nightline will be investigating puppy mills!

ABC Correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi and investigators from Nightline travel the byways and back roads of Lancaster County,Pennsylvania -
 visiting numerous puppy mills and filming Main Line Animal Rescue's volunteers as they rescue breeding dogs and puppies from  Lancaster  County's notorious Amish commercial breeding  facilities.

This promises to be a very special program. If you are involved in rescue, advocate on behalf of the millions of puppy mill dogs interned in our nation's commercial dog breeding facilities, or if you just simply love animals, you will not want to miss this.

Sharyn Alfonsi interviewed, on camera, an Amish breeder while touring his facility - a first for network television. With  approximately 500  dogs housed on his property, this commercial breeder speaks openly about an industry cloaked in secrecy and suspicion - the cruel factory farming of man's best friend.

S0 PLEASE tell your friends, your family, your coworkers -
ABC Nightline investigates puppy mills - this Friday at 11:35 pm (Eastern Standard
Time). Please take the time to forward this to all the rescues, shelters, and legislators in your area.

It has been almost one year since Oprah's puppy mill show aired. That program received the highest viewer response of any Oprah Show in years. Now we need to spread the word about this very special Nightline.
Only by educating as many people as we can, will we be able to help these animals. And after you watch the program,  please don't hesitate to contact ABC and Mightline to thank them for casting such a strong light on the plight of our nation's puppy mill dogs.

Bill Smith
Main Line Animal Rescue

Friday's airing of Nightline's investigation of puppy mills is subject to breaking news.
If for any reason it is not shown, it will air the beginning of next week. Please check listings for your time  zone.

Stevie Boulden
Volunteer Coordinator
Main Line Animal Rescue
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Re: ABC's Nightline Investigates Puppy Mills
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2009, 10:20:24 PM »
I have my DVR set!

Puppymills disgust me  :smash: Been to them...saved hairless, blind and matted pups from them. Hate them...want to smack the s*** out of the people!  :furious3:
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Re: ABC's Nightline Investigates Puppy Mills
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009, 10:23:59 PM »
I'll copy and send that to everyone I work with in the morning.

Puppy mills are disgusting.  If just a few people get the message, it's worth it.
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Re: ABC's Nightline Investigates Puppy Mills
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 10:28:04 PM »
Thanks Jill! I will have to set my DVR!
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Re: ABC's Nightline Investigates Puppy Mills
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009, 10:28:28 PM »
Thanks for posting this!  I dont have DVR or cable, so I'll just have to stay up and watch it! lol

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Re: ABC's Nightline Investigates Puppy Mills
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2009, 11:21:27 PM »
thanks for posting this! will deff be watching it!
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Re: ABC's Nightline Investigates Puppy Mills
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2009, 07:55:45 AM »
Thanks! I got that email today from the rescue...I passed it on to everyone I know.  :thumbsup:
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Re: ABC's Nightline Investigates Puppy Mills
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2009, 08:30:00 AM »
I have my DVR set!

Puppymills disgust me  :smash: Been to them...saved hairless, blind and matted pups from them. Hate them...want to smack the s*** out of the people!  :furious3:

Don't have a DVR, but will certainly be watching!  I HATE puppy mills!
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Re: ABC's Nightline Investigates Puppy Mills
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2009, 09:30:47 AM »
I think it's great to get the word out, but I won't be watching it.

I honestly hope the reporting is fair and balanced and sticks only to true puppymills.  I get nervous about reports like these because people don't understand what a true puppymill is and they the AR activists can take it too far with their scare tactics.
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Re: ABC's Nightline Investigates Puppy Mills
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2009, 09:34:26 AM »
Me too, but will watch.

I only copy pasted the info to do with as one pleases
I make no promises what they'll be airing- right or wrong
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Re: ABC's Nightline Investigates Puppy Mills
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2009, 09:36:29 AM »
Me too, but will watch.

I only copy pasted the info to do with as one pleases
I make no promises what they'll be airing- right or wrong
I know Jill.  I will just not watch because it will make me so sick.  I can't deal with stuff like that.  :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:
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Re: ABC's Nightline Investigates Puppy Mills
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2009, 08:19:49 PM »
I can't find it on ABC here...drat!
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Re: ABC's Nightline Investigates Puppy Mills
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2009, 12:36:48 AM »
thanks for posting this! will deff be watching it!

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Re: ABC's Nightline Investigates Puppy Mills
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2009, 07:37:02 AM »
Well I watched it...it is very similar to the report that was done by channel 13 from Indy on the Indiana Puppy pipeline, except channel 13 was a 3 parter. It is so sad and sickening!
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Re: ABC's Nightline Investigates Puppy Mills
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2009, 08:49:14 AM »
Claire, did they talk at all about how to deal with the problem?  (Other than legislation, though it wouldn't surprise me if that came up since so many states have anti-breeding bills pending.)  My biggest issue with these "exposes" is that they spend so much time revealing the cruelty and neglect that happens at some of these facilities, but never give people meaningful information on how to avoid buying a puppy from such a place (and thus break the cycle of demand and supply).  They may say "don't buy from a pet store" and "buy from a responsible breeder", but they never get into how one finds those breeders, and how they determine whether or not they are responsible.  (Obviously that would be six-week series if you went into the details for every breed ;) but some generic information about contacting the AKC (etc.) or parent club, learning about genetic health problems and testing for them, asking about health warranties and contracts, considering rescue groups, etc. would go a long way, I'd think.  Of course this is where the AKC really needs to step up to the plate, and it may be that with the new board that is more business-oriented that will happen - PR is vital to a business!)
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