In a stunning setback in their efforts to increase enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), USDA has suddenly reversed course and decided to, once again, tolerate substandard conditions at puppy mills. Dr. Chester Gipson, USDA’s chief of enforcement for the AWA, recently told animal advocates that the USDA needs “to enable breeders to sell […]
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October 07, 2013 Attorney General Kathleen Kane Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General 16th Floor, Strawberry Square Harrisburg PA 17120 RE: ENFORCEMENT OF PA’S DOG LAW/AUDITOR GENERAL’S REPORT Dear Attorney General Kane: United Against Puppy Mills, Pennsylvania’s largest 501(c)(3) not-for-profit group advocating on behalf of the mill dogs, has reviewed Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s recent […]
For years, UAPM has pointed out the Bureau of Dog Law’s failure to enforce its own regulations. In “A Special Performance Audit of the Department of Agriculture Dog Law Program”, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene A. DePasquale makes it abundantly clear that from 2008 through 2013 (covering 4 years of the Rendell administration and 2 years of […]