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Against cruelty, even in country
I am a country girl, a regular red-meat-eating Republican redneck from a place just as rural as Carroll County, and just about as enlightened.
That’s okay. I don’t mind unenlightened. But what I do mind is people just assuming that folks in Carroll County think puppy mills like David Winesett’s are okay.
I am sure they don’t. I am sure they are just as horrified and outraged as I am. They just don’t know how to stop it.
Carroll County is a beautiful place full of rolling farmland, and farmers who treat their animals well — even their livestock. But they don’t consider dogs livestock, and neither should we.
Nobody I know would condone puppy mills.
What we all need to do — yes, even us rednecks — is take a stand and demand better animal law enforcement by county officials.
Oh, maybe we ought to run some of our county officials out of town on a good old-fashioned rail.