The New York Times has an article up which sums up the depravity of puppy mill operators and their greedy organizational protector, the American Kennel Club. The abuses detailed in this article and the AKC's complicity in the abuse is evident. The AKC works against puppy mill legislation, with sick and demented results. America's tolerance of institutions like the AKC exemplifies our demented collective mentality.
This blockquote pretty much sums up the activities of the AKC. Kudos to the NY Times for putting together this evidence of the AKC's active complicity to animal torture. I honestly never knew they were this sick.... now I know.
The A.K.C. inspected the kennel of Joseph and Cynthia Williams in Wilson, N.C., months before the police raided it. On May 17, 2012, an A.K.C. inspector said that the 34 Great Danes and mastiffs under the Williamses’ care were in “acceptable” conditions, with only 2 of the 15 categories marked “needs improvement,” for the construction of kennels and signs of “untreated, visible wounds.” The A.K.C. inspector found that the Williams kennel over all was “in compliance with A.K.C.’s Care Conditions Policy” even though the dogs did not have access to daily exercise outside their cages and pens, according to court documents.http://www.nytimes.com/...
Three months later, Wilson County officials seized 28 of the Williamses’ dogs, a majority of them in “poor” condition, suffering from illnesses, injuries and living in “unhealthy conditions,” according to court documents. A veterinarian told the court that the rescued dogs had ailments that ranged “from serious to severe” and that “most of the injuries appeared to be chronic, having been in existence for a substantial period of time.”