Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Dealing Dogs Documentary

If you get HBO, do yourself a favor and watch "Dealing Dogs." [1]
It's a documentary on the industry of buying and selling dogs to medical research labs. What happens is a bunch of people buy large numbers of dogs from breeders, or they adopt, or they steal pets from owners. Then, they sell the dogs for $10-20 a head to these dog kennels... eseentially dog death camps. The dogs that are lucky enough to not stave to death, freeze to death, or get eaten by other emaciated dogs end up getting sold in batches to medical research labs. The documentary is pretty disturbing, but it follows this kid who has more or less devoted his life to infiltrating these operations and filming, recording, and photographing everything. The kid worked for one of the kennels for almost a year, gathering evidence against it. That kind of devotion deserves some respect.

If you want to help out the dogs and other animals, you can go to [2] and see what you can do. This organization, "Last Chance for Animals" is the group that sponsored the undercover investigation and pursued the legal action against the kennel that the documentary is about.

So help me God, if anyone ever steals Daisy and sells her to one of those places...

[1] http://www.hbo.com/docs/programs/dealingdogs/index.html
[2] http://www.lcanimal.org/


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