Letter: Goldie’s Act would protect animals in puppy mills | Letters to the editor


Last month, a canine breeder in Iowa, who was licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture and bought canine to pet shops, was pressured to give up over 500 canine and puppies being saved in horrible circumstances. Many had been sick and injured, receiving no veterinary care and had been pressured to dwell in their very own waste. Even extra egregious, the USDA knew of those circumstances and has the authority and duty to guarantee commercially bred canine are being offered humane care. Our lawmakers want to do extra for these susceptible animals.

A brand new federal invoice, Goldie’s Act, is known as for a golden retriever who died at this Iowa puppy mill as a result of the company accountable for defending her failed to achieve this.

Goldie’s Act would assist protect these animals, requiring extra frequent and significant inspections, confiscation of struggling animals, financial penalties for violations, and sharing of knowledge with native legislation enforcement. I urge Rep. Cori Bush, D-St. Louis, to cosponsor Goldie’s Act (House Resolution 6100), which can be sure that the USDA is imposing the legislation and finish the unspeakable cruelty going down in puppy mills.

Robert White • Lone Jack