Since 2004, the Ohio dog auctions have grown into anything but run-of-the-mill.
Breeders who participate in these auctions are raising large numbers of dogs and puppies with profit as the primary motive for existence. Many of them are found to be unhealthy, not screened for genetic diseases, do not show resemblance to the breed standard and lack good temperament.
The picture shown above is just one of hundreds of dogs represented at this auction.
The auctions serve as a major distribution channel for buyers and sellers from 15 states, many of whom have long standing, repeated violations of the Animal Welfare Act and/or have been convicted of animal cruelty:
> Wanda (McDuffee) Kretzman of Minnesota, who has been issued multiple citations by the USDA
> Kathy Jo Bauck of Minnesota and Lanzie "Junior" Horton of Ohio, who have been convicted of animal cruelty
> Daniel P. Esh of Pennsylvania, who had his license revoked March 19, 2010 by the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement.
It’s a sad life for man’s best friend. And a business managed by a tremendous amount of corruption and consumer fraud.
Click here to view the WKYC Channel 3 (NBC) Investigation: Dog Auctions Accused of Animal Cruelty...