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Sick, Ravenous Canines in Alabama Lab Denied Vet Care; PETA Recordsdata Felony Criticism

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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 relating to a just-posted inspection report issued by the U.S. Division of Agriculture (USDA) in opposition to Blue Ridge Kennel in Wetumpka, Alabama, for severe violations of federal animal welfare rules. PETA has obtained pictures 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 an instantaneous investigation for violations of anti-cruelty legal guidelines.

The latest inspection report documented that three canine—named Preston, Star, and Shakira—had been so skinny that their ribs, spine, and hip bones had 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 yr after yr, 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 research. Blue Ridge Kennel should 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 tooth, canine with lots on their our bodies, and canine who had been denied sufficient veterinary care. The kennel has bought canine from people who didn’t possess licenses, which suggests these canine may 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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