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January 7, 2022
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Lake Metropolis, Mich. – This morning, at roughly 10:30 a.m. EST, the Michigan Division of Pure Assets and officers from surrounding counties entered the property of John D. Jones, a breeder working underneath the title JRT John’s Jack Russell Terriers, and eliminated 34 grownup canines and 7 puppies, lots of whom had been left outdoors in pens as temperatures dropped to minus 5 levels this week. Video footage of authorities leaving the property with the canines is on the market right here.
The motion is a results of PETA’s four-day sit-in on the workplace of Missaukee County Sheriff Wil Yancer and a current PETA undercover investigation into JRT revealing excessive abuse, neglect, and obvious violations of state regulation.
PETA offered video footage and documentation from the investigation to the sheriff’s workplace on December 3 and repeatedly supplied to help in eradicating or rendering assist to the canines. This week, practically 20 girls traveled to Michigan from so far as Arizona and Washington, D.C., to enchantment to the Michigan sheriff—they protested outdoors the sheriff’s workplace and held a sit-in within the lobby of the workplace. Pictures and video footage of the sit-in, which started with a protest outdoors the sheriff’s workplace on Tuesday, can be found right here and right here.
This morning, their want got here true. Round 10 a.m. EST, seven animal transport vehicles pulled up in entrance of the sheriff’s workplace and—together with representatives from the Michigan Division of Pure Assets and a workforce from the sheriff’s workplace—made their method to JRT John’s, 8376 N. Pioneer Rd., Lake Metropolis, Michigan, to rescue the canines.
All 41 canines at the moment are in a protected, heat place with ample meals, bedding, water, toys, and the care that they deserve.
Within the state of Michigan, it’s unlawful to disclaim animals enough care and to mutilate them, each of which PETA’s investigation found had been being achieved at JRT John’s.
“PETA is rejoicing that Sheriff Yancer did his job and thanks the animal management businesses for seeing the rescue operation by means of,” says PETA Vice President Dan Paden. “PETA hopes anybody moved by the canines’ plight will keep away from shopping for from a breeder and undertake from a shelter as a substitute.”
PETA is now calling for cruelty prices to be filed in opposition to Jones and urging the Michigan Division of Agriculture & Rural Improvement to analyze him and bar him for all times from being licensed to breed canines.