Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > In the News - Pet related articles and stories in the press > Newspaper Articles of Interest (animal/pet related) from Around the World

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old January 24th, 2013, 09:35 AM
Cathy1's Avatar
Cathy1 Cathy1 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ontario
Posts: 469
Amish couple make first court appearance in kennel case

Fighting to keep their more than 30 dogs, Menno and Viola Streicher made a brief court appearance Tuesday in Stratford.

The Amish couple are accused of running a puppy mill out of their farm near Millbank. They're facing 18 animal cruelty charges laid by the Ontario SPCA after an October inspection of the Streichers' kennel, which is run without electricity.

The Streichers have also had their kennel license revoked by the Township of Perth East following the charges.

A pretrial date was set for April 5. An Ontario SPCA veterinarian and the Streichers' personal veterinarian are expected to take the stand at that time.

Until then, the Streichers say they, through lawyer Terrance Green, are seeking a judicial review of their license revocation.

"They do not normally stand up and fight for their rights. This time they felt that they had to," Green told CTV.

The couple says they have no plans to stop operating their kennel, and Green is trying to convince a judge to prevent further charges of operating without a license from being laid before the trial.

"I am seeking an injunction to prevent the township from continuously harassing my clients and continuously charging them," said Green.

Animal rights activists and supporters of the Streichers were both present outside the courtroom Tuesday.

Animal rescuer Kim Thomas say a visit to the kennel did nothing to dissuade her from thinking the animals need to be moved to another home.

"They're sickly - ear infections, eye infections," she said.

"The barn is freezing cold. It is only heated by pigs living underneath the barn."

The Streichers are due back in court next week.
__________________
Duke - Shepherd/Collie 2003-2013
Jasper - Shepherd/Collie 2005-2013
Zoey - Brown Tabby
Patches - Diluted Torti
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old January 24th, 2013, 09:57 AM
Jull Jull is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 585
I hope they take those puppies to a safe place ASAP... and the pigs too while they are on it. And the couple, banned from having any animals again.

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old January 25th, 2013, 01:01 PM
mastifflover's Avatar
mastifflover mastifflover is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 4,007
I love that they say they are not going to stop operating their kennel. A kennel would be a place where the dogs are given proper care and heat not continued abuse. Move those dogs and pigs somewhere safe.
__________________
Robin
A dog has so many friends because they wag their tails not their tongues.
R.I.P. Buddy 2002-2008 The best Mastiff ever.
Now owned by Clark the Crazy American Bulldog
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old April 4th, 2013, 12:29 AM
social-worker social-worker is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3
This is one of the cases that Kimberly Thomas of Kismutt Rescue is heavily involved in. She has been in this barn many many times taking their cull dogs. She has access to all the puppy mills in Ontario.

This Friday, April 5th, is the hearings for both the Township and the OSPCA to present their evidence. If the judge feels there is enough evidence , then he will set a trial date.

If the judge does not feel there is sufficent evidence, it would be all over.

I will keep you posted of the outcome from Kimberly Thomas of Kismutt Rescue.

All rescues are so proud of her and the work she has done over the past 10 years in these horiffic Amish puppy mills in Ontario.

Please see her on the cover of Dogs Dogs Dogs Magazine this month.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old April 7th, 2013, 10:59 PM
cherryberry's Avatar
cherryberry cherryberry is offline
yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by social-worker View Post
This is one of the cases that Kimberly Thomas of Kismutt Rescue is heavily involved in. She has been in this barn many many times taking their cull dogs. She has access to all the puppy mills in Ontario.

This Friday, April 5th, is the hearings for both the Township and the OSPCA to present their evidence. If the judge feels there is enough evidence , then he will set a trial date.

If the judge does not feel there is sufficent evidence, it would be all over.

I will keep you posted of the outcome from Kimberly Thomas of Kismutt Rescue.

All rescues are so proud of her and the work she has done over the past 10 years in these horiffic Amish puppy mills in Ontario.

Please see her on the cover of Dogs Dogs Dogs Magazine this month.
so they do exist here in ontario? i thought they were only in the states. it may be wrong but i have this hate on for anything amish. the furniture i see being sold, i just think of how they raised the money to make it and i think of puppy mills. is this a real big prob in ontario with the amish or rare?

thank you
__________________
Drive slower than your guardian angel can fly.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:41 PM.