The shelter manager pointed out that “the power is with the buyer.” She said that if people refuse to buy from puppy mills, the operations will close.
In other related news, last week, ABC ran a special report on Amish puppy mills including video:
The Amish are widely viewed as plain, peaceful people. Reclusive and private, most people only catch glimpses of them as they make their way through the hills of Pennsylvania’s Dutch County in buggies.
A ‘Nightline’ investigation into the secret world
But some of their perfectly manicured farms are home to a secret world. Lancaster County has been called the puppy mill capital of the U.S., and the trade is largely dominated by the Amish.