United Against Puppy Mills

Ongoing outbreak of drug-resistant Infection associated with US pet store puppies

Source: JAMA Network Key Points Question  Are pet store puppies a source of extensively drug-resistant Campylobacter jejuni infection in the US? Findings  This survey study identified 168 cases from public health reports of Campylobacter infections with an epidemiologic or molecular link to pet store puppies from 2011 to 2020; 97% of patients reported contact with a dog, of whom 88% reported […]

Ronks family has long history of animal abuse charges, from poor kennel conditions to keeping sick dogs

Source: Lancaster Online | TY LOHR | Digital Staff Daniel Esh isn’t a lawyer, but the 61-year-old has been in courtrooms long enough to understand the system. The Ronks dairy farmer has been finding loopholes in Pennsylvania’s dog laws for at least 25 years, including changing the name of kennels after animal abuse violations and having a lawyer plead with a judge for a religious exemption for the number of dogs he could legally own […]

A pup named Libre inspired a law that’s helped to curb animal cruelty in Pennsylvania. Those of us who want dogs in our lives must do our part, too. [editorial]

Source: Lancaster Online | Editorial Board THE ISSUE As LNP | LancasterOnline’s Erik Yabor wrote in the Sunday edition, Libre’s Law — enacted in 2017 — gave humane law enforcement officers more power in conducting surprise visits like the one that led to animal cruelty charges against a Ronks family June 4. That was the assessment of Nicole […]

Chicago Ordinance Vote 4/12/2021

Chicago Residents! Please call these Aldermen listed below and ask for a YES vote on Alderman Hopkin’s ordinance.  This ordinance  is SO2020-2827 and is a substitute ordinance as amended amending Municipal Code Chapter 4-384 to prohibit retail sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits. This will prohibit the sale of puppy mill dogs in Chicago. Council Members […]