Ever since Oprah did her show on puppy mills about a year ago, this inhumane practice and treatment of dogs has been a hot topic. And for most dog lovers, or anyone with even a remnant of a heart, it's enough to set your hair on fire.
Tonight (Friday, March 27th) at 11:35pm EST, ABC's Nightline will explore the cruel business of puppy mills from the inside. ABC correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi and investigators from Nightline travel to Lancaster County, PA where they visit a number of puppy mills and film Main Line Animal Rescue's volunteers as they attempt to rescue breeding dogs and their puppies from the notorious Amish commercial breeding facilities.
Alfonsi interviews, on camera, an Amish breeder while touring his facility - a first for network television. With more than 500 dogs housed on his property, this commercial breeder speaks openly about this dark and dispicable industry.
While I imagine this will be very difficult to watch, it is very important that the realities of puppy mills be brought to the forefront - again and again and again - until someone finally puts a stop to this horrendous business practice.
So please tune in to ABC's Nightline tonight at 11:35pm EST to learn more about the plight of our puppy mill dogs. And then . . . do something about it. Write your congress person, Tweet about it, do whatever it takes to get the word out!