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The canine gourmet

Delaware, OH

#310 Feb 1, 2011
People gotta live and make money to support themselves.2 options here.Either they auction the dogs for buyers and breeders to breed and sell,or, option #2. Sell dogs by the pound to hole in the wall restaurants to serve in dishes such as "pulled Pug", or Peach Pit Bull passion or slowly stewed Spitz.How about orange marmalade glazed Pekinese? Greyhound gyro?
Gooey geyser

Delaware, OH

#311 Feb 1, 2011
tiny dancer wrote:
ok they turn 16 go out get drunk do wutevver we do sell grugs get hukkt on crack ghetto blasters.all that... I respect the Amish ways .. biut I have found the ones around winesburgh to not like us REAL INDIANS.. why is that..They lokt at me lie I was augly horse flea.LOL
Are you dyslexic?
Bev

Findlay, OH

#312 Feb 5, 2011
Shame on the Amish - respect all life. I thought they had more integrity .
Bev

Findlay, OH

#313 Feb 5, 2011
Shame on the Amish. Respect all life. I thought they had more integrity.
Just Saying

Dublin, OH

#314 Mar 28, 2011
Something about Jesus and the tables being turned?
Chuck

Cleveland, OH

#315 Mar 28, 2011
Not only do they run puppy mills and abuse them by breeding them till they are almost dead, they run their horses in the ground til they are almost dead. Then they bring them to auction and sell them and do all over again.
Thay may be good cooks but they are really cruel people and need to be stopped.
Never buy a pet in the local pet store because they come from puppy mills. Usually they are sick when you purchase them.
Buy from your local humane shelter.
maria smith

Louisville, KY

#316 May 11, 2011
why does this not surprise me...amish are inbread. they claim they are "christian people" however they are torchering and abusing one of gods most wonderful. i can only hope they wake up and realize they r totaly going against everything God is for.. this makes me absolutely sick and i hope theses people are slowely torchered for what inhumane things they r doing!
Sick of UNION SCUM

Tallinn, Estonia

#317 May 11, 2011
Jenn wrote:
Come on people, have any of you ever interacted with the Amish people? Animals are a means to an end in the real world. Food, transportation, and yes, income. What county fair have you been to that doesn't have cows, chickens, pigs, rabbits, sheep, goats, horses,etc...... Do you really think they go home to a heated plush apartment? there is a reason man is able to think and reason. Try it!!! Amish treat animals for what they are, animals given to them by God for their usefullness to humans.
WAIT A MINUTE!! Chickens and sheep DON'T go home to plush apartments???

I always pictured farms as having a bunch of apartments like FRIENDS.

Monica would be the prissy lamb.

Rachel would be the female dog (a b!tch)

Joey would be the dumb cow

Chandler would be the donkey

Ross would be the PIG as a slap in the face to JEWS

Phoebe would be the horse that all the other animals plug

and they's all be happy in their animal apartments
Pound Puppy

Dublin, OH

#318 May 11, 2011
And let us not forget the "puppy brokers" who buy cheap from the Amish and sell high.
Ditchdigger2

United States

#319 May 11, 2011
How many pups can a person sell in Holmes County without a kennel lic. Is the increase in dog breeders due to a change or enforcement of the law? Are these dogs mistreated, and how many of these "dealers" are selling a dozen dogs or more. That would be a real dog breeder in my book. An Amish farmer that has working dogs, and wants to keep the same line and produces 6 to 8 pups, keeps 1 or 2, sells 4 to 6, is not a breeder or dealer. He is simply selling what he does not need. A week or so ago, the FDA was on the Amish for selling fresh milk, now this, what's up. I don't know any Amish and have no dog in the fight, but I know an attack when I see one. Mabey they don't pay enough fuel tax, or consume little they don't produce without bureacratic help, or interference. This is simplistic, one sided story with little information and an obvious agenda.
Pound Puppy

Dublin, OH

#320 May 11, 2011
Ditchdigger2 wrote:
How many pups can a person sell in Holmes County without a kennel lic. Is the increase in dog breeders due to a change or enforcement of the law? Are these dogs mistreated, and how many of these "dealers" are selling a dozen dogs or more. That would be a real dog breeder in my book. An Amish farmer that has working dogs, and wants to keep the same line and produces 6 to 8 pups, keeps 1 or 2, sells 4 to 6, is not a breeder or dealer. He is simply selling what he does not need. A week or so ago, the FDA was on the Amish for selling fresh milk, now this, what's up. I don't know any Amish and have no dog in the fight, but I know an attack when I see one. Mabey they don't pay enough fuel tax, or consume little they don't produce without bureacratic help, or interference. This is simplistic, one sided story with little information and an obvious agenda.
Please do some additional research. You are obviously not well-informed. I'll start you off:

http://www.milwaukeemagazine.com/currentissue...
SCN

Lebanon, OH

#321 May 11, 2011
GREED, GREED, GREED - Maybe that's how the Amish can afford to buy such prime land !
publik edumacashun

Columbus, OH

#322 May 11, 2011
maria smith wrote:
why does this not surprise me...amish are inbread. they claim they are "christian people" however they are torchering and abusing one of gods most wonderful. i can only hope they wake up and realize they r totaly going against everything God is for.. this makes me absolutely sick and i hope theses people are slowely torchered for what inhumane things they r doing!
Amish folks are in bread at Der Dutchman? Holy cow. No more bread for me. It would be sheer torcher.
Joan Hanson

Portland, OR

#323 Jun 13, 2011
I cannot believe how cruel the amish are. I have a friend who is amish. He lives in Montana. How can you people say you believe in God and still do these things to innocent, helpless animals? God is so ashambed of you. You even teach your children this stuff. You WILL be held accountable for this before God!! God have mercy on your souls.
Used to respect them

Morehead, KY

#324 May 14, 2013
Hugh wrote:
I don't get it. These critics of the Amish must have a covert agenda. Of course the animals are for sale/money, we still have capitalism as a means of exchanging value in the market or do you (critics) prefer communism? Are you/they also against the "Dog Whisperer"? Why not?
In many countries, dog is a food, Check your reality.
The Amish religion is a scam. Most of them are not Christians. They don't go to church on a regular basis, drink alcohol, commit incest and adultery. They basically believe that anything that costs them money is a sin and and anything that makes them money is not. Nothing else matters much. When is the last time you heard of one contributing anything to the community such as the volunteer fire department, etc.
Dog Lover

Kalamazoo, MI

#325 May 14, 2013
Hugh wrote:
I don't get it. These critics of the Amish must have a covert agenda. Of course the animals are for sale/money, we still have capitalism as a means of exchanging value in the market or do you (critics) prefer communism? Are you/they also against the "Dog Whisperer"? Why not?
In many countries, dog is a food, Check your reality.
Its not the selling dogs its the way they treat them that we object to. Its not their Amish either. They run puppy mills purely for profit, and do not care for the mothers or puppies properly. They dont get vet care or anything else that is wrong. I dont care who you are running a puppy mill is wrong wrong wrong!!! They dont keep them in sanitary safe conditions either.
Indiana son

Elkhart, IN

#326 May 25, 2013
Hugh wrote:
I don't get it. These critics of the Amish must have a covert agenda. Of course the animals are for sale/money, we still have capitalism as a means of exchanging value in the market or do you (critics) prefer communism? Are you/they also against the "Dog Whisperer"? Why not?
In many countries, dog is a food, Check your reality.
Ever experience a puppy mill?

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#327 May 25, 2013
Indiana son wrote:
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Ever experience a puppy mill?
The Amish do it here, in PA, MD...anywhere they are not stopped. They inbreed them and the puppies produced are a pretty bad lot.
And they do over breed the females. My vet told me about an older dog that was in labor for 48 HOURS to produce two pups.
They use whips on their horses faces, making them 'head shy' and they don't take care of the horses feet or teeth.
BUT IT IS NOT ONLY AMISH THAT MISTREAT ANIMALS.
All kinds of people are quilty. And there are Amish that take good care of their animals.
You suspect animal abuse, report them and have them shut down and their animals seized and made to pay a helft fine.

Some also plant their corn rows far enough apart that they can plant rows of marijuana between the rows.

And while you're at it, give some time to think about aborted babies. They deserve at least as much compassion as animals.

My smaller dog is a 'rescue' dog bred by a Amish man. She was born with birth defects. They were going to put her to sleep but I took her.:-) She just refuses to acknowledge she is not perfect and does very well and is the alpha dog in this household.
brookejenn6162

Casper, WY

#328 Jul 3, 2013
Seems to me the Amish are wrong even when they are right. People like to gang up on what they perceive is a weaker people. I say get a life, sweep your own porch and mind your own business. There is good and bad whatever way you look. So if the Amish have puppy mills, buy a dog and give them a proper home. God will reward you for your act of kindness!

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