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January 23, 2023
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382
Montgomery, Ala. – Please see the next assertion from PETA Vice President Dr. Alka Chandna concerning a just-posted inspection report issued by the U.S. Division of Agriculture (USDA) in opposition to Blue Ridge Kennel in Wetumpka, Alabama, for critical violations of federal animal welfare rules. PETA has obtained images and a video from the USDA documenting the depressing circumstances for canine at this kennel and has filed a grievance with law-enforcement officers urging a right away investigation for violations of anti-cruelty legal guidelines.
The latest inspection report documented that three canine—named Preston, Star, and Shakira—have been so skinny that their ribs, spine, and hip bones have been clearly seen. One other canine, named Rugby, sustained a 4-inch-by-0.75-inch wound to his physique throughout a battle after he had been positioned in a run with an incompatible canine. In 2021, Blue Ridge Kennel held or experimented on 123 canine.
It’s disgraceful that 12 months after 12 months, officers take no significant motion whereas sick, aged, ravenous canine are discovered to be struggling at Blue Ridge Kennel. Federal inspectors have repeatedly cited this testing laboratory for violations of animal safety legal guidelines, and the Wetumpka Police Division ought to step in now to analyze. Blue Ridge Kennel have to be shut down instantly.
Since 2020, USDA inspectors have documented 38 violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act at Blue Ridge Kennel. They’ve discovered emaciated canine, canine with open wounds, canine with damaged enamel, canine with lots on their our bodies, and canine who have been denied ample veterinary care. The kennel has bought canine from people who didn’t possess licenses, which suggests these canine might have been somebody’s animal companions and will even have been stolen from somebody’s property. For years, the corporate has violated federal rules mandating the formation of an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
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