“Notorious” puppy mill dealer accused of violating court order

A man billed in a NBC Maimi.com story as being a “notorious sellers of puppy mill dogs” is now facing accusations that he has been selling dogs again, in direct violation of a court order.

The NBC Miami story reports he was using a third party to make the transactions. And a previous story notes the dealer has since been using multiple websites to sell puppies.

He is quoted in the text, from 2006, stating – “We buy the best of the best,” Jim Anderson said.

And from the story –  “”He used to say he bought only healthy, purebreds from reputable breeders he knew personally.””

Yeah … right.

It’s clear current laws across the country and the punishments behind them are too weak. In this case, it seems the puppy dealer took the court’s prior order to stop dealing dogs as nothing more than joke and a slight inconvenience. And in the meantime, more puppy mills dogs are suffering.

Slap-on-the-wrist punishments don’t work for puppy mill operators or those who run dog-fighting rings. Too often, they drive home from the courthouse and go right back to their abusive ways. It’s time for our state and federal legislatures and court systems to get serious about these issues.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Miranda Lanoue on May 14, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    A slap on the wrist is not going to stop someone who feels what they are doing is a easy way to make money. Puppy mill breeders are in it to make quick and easy cash, so why don’t they drastically increase fines and actually sentence jail time? The punishment has to be enough to make them feel that the breeding and selling is no longer worth what they could face.

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  2. Posted by Tom Grady on May 14, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Miranda,
    Your are absolutely right.
    To me, abusing animals is a serious crime and should carry serious penalties. Something has to start changing, especially when we consider the connection between abusing animals and abusing people.

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