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Facility is inhumane

Dear Editor:Dan MacEachen claimed he would be “looking at concessions on euthanizing the dogs that are more socially accepted.” As nice as this sounds, MacEachen still has not made a commitment to stop shooting his dogs in the head. While this practice is legal in Colorado, it is not approved of by the American Veterinary Medical Association, because it often results in a painful death.Even if MacEachen euthanizes humanely, additional things need to be done to improve the lives of these innocent dogs. The math is simple: The more dogs MacEachen breeds, the more suffering there will be. His facility is a puppy mill where hundreds of dogs have spent their entire lives living unnaturally, tethered on short chains, sleeping and eating where they defecate. Tethering makes dogs aggressive, so even with community help, it’s questionable how many dogs will be adopted.Upping the cruelty index, the dogs have no shelters in which to warm themselves when temperatures drop below zero and threats of frostbite are pronounced. Businesses that abuse animals belong in history’s garbage can. Margery GlickmanDirector, Sled Dog Action CoalitionMiami, Fla.


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