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Thousands of dogs are bought by research labs and veterinary schools every year in America. These animals are supplied by `Class A' dealers (they breed the dogs themselves) and `Class B' dealers (they buy dogs from the pound, shelters, and small breeders) and this latter category are the ones who have been known to regularly violate animal welfare laws meant to protect animals. Class B dealers are licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to buy, house, and sell dogs. The USDA, through the federal Animal Welfare Act, is supposed to ensure the humane treatment of these dogs. Obviously they are failing in their responsibilities as this program clearly demonstrates.
In 2002, a small animal rights organization, Last Chance For Animals, began a 6 month undercover investigation of Martin Creek Kennel in Williford, Arkansas which happened to be America's most notorious Class B dog dealer. An investigator, known only as 'Pete', successfully infiltrated this kennel as an employee working for the owner C.C. Baird. After 6 months undercover and with over 70 hours of covert footage amassing evidence of hundreds of violations, Pete left the kennel.
After 9 months, the evidence was turned over to the U.S.Read more ›
The program is very well done and allows us as the viewers to understand the danger that the undercover activist is in. As an undercover informant he has to see(and share with us) such cruelty and large amounts of unnecessary deaths. If you plan on watching this with children present, you would probably want to preview it first and see that it would be a very bad idea. The hope all throughout the show is that the evil-doers will get punished. They do and they don't. The fines and losing of ones license (eventually) seem a little too much like the proverbial slap on the wrist.
The only way I see someone wanting to watch this possibly to convince someone about animal rights and cruelties. I don't see this as an entertainment type program, but it does help to inform about something that most of the country isn't aware of, especially my grateful happy dogs who are still wondering why I shed so many tears.
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A must watch for everyone who cares about animals. I have been advocating for 15 yrs. for puppy mill victims and this story was to the point. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Janet
The 2006 documentary DEALING DOGS left me thinking: There's an endless stream of children's movies about dogs, let alone the multi-sequel series - BEETHOVEN, AIR BUD, BENJI, and so... Read morePublished 6 months ago by J. L LaRegina
Older documentary exposing puppy mills. The film is a bit dated but a good start for someone who wants info on the cruel world of puppy mills.Published on February 7, 2014 by Jamison
this is a wonderful documentary but the only way to truly save dogs and factory farmed animals is to go vegan!!! then they wont have to die!Published on November 17, 2010 by rambo