USDA report cites animal cruelty in Oklahoma kennels


This article discusses the USDA’s Office of Inspector General Report based on a two year OIG audit and investigation, which was prompted by a two hour meeting CAPS had with them in May 2006 in which we presented investigation reports, video footage and photographs of USDA licensed puppy mill breeders and brokers. Our reports, which cite AWA violations, compared our findings to those of the inspectors.

Publication/Event date: 2011-11-28

Publication name: Tulsa World

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A 2010 U.S. Department of Agriculture report featuring disturbing images from Oklahoma kennels shows the need for state regulation of commercial dog breeders, the head of the state board in charge of that process says.

“It’s atrocious,” said Oklahoma Commercial Pet Breeders Board Chairman Angel Soriano. “How can we say we don’t need legislation in this area?”

But an attorney for dog breeders who are challenging the constitutionality of the state’s rules has a different take on the report.

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