I've decided to shutter Puppies at Burningbird. I have started a new web site, Cages at Burningbird where I can write about all animals, not just puppies. I hope I can make more of a difference at that site than I could at this one.
I never could make a difference about the puppy mill, Rabbit Ridge. I wrote and wrote again. I expressed concern to officials, animal welfare groups, just plain folks. I tried to get my other animal welfare friends to share my anguish, but they have their own Rabbit Ridges, their own dragons to fight.
Last week I took a look at the USDA inspection reports for Donald Schrage, owner of Rabbit Ridge. Again, numerous and repeat violations of the Animal Welfare Act. Again, the USDA does nothing about Schrage—inaction only exceeded by the Missouri Department of Agriculture's appalling poor animal welfare enforcement.