The next scheduled Buckeye Dog Auction is this coming Saturday, May 9, 2009.  This latest atrocity will feature 239 dogs; scared, abused, neglected puppy mills dogs, on the auction block to be sold off to the highest bidder.  Many will go on to further lives of misery and hell, bought by other puppy millers who want to add to their “breeding stock” while others will be purchased by well meaning individuals and rescues and even some by brokers who also want to line their pockets from the misery.

BanOhioDogAuctions.com continues to work on the front lines and behind the scenes with other oganizatins and individuals to end the atrocity.

BanOhioDogAuctions does not promote or encourage individuals or groups to purchase dogs from auctions or directly from puppy mill breeders. For a great many (and a growing number) of us, initiating efforts to ban the auctions is one way to take away the demand, and we strongly believe introducing legislation similar to that of PA’s statute 459-603 will impact the mills. In our opinion, as long as you have a buyer, there is always a need for the seller.

With that said, BanOhioDogAuctions will continue working with several national animal advocacy groups, as well as the media, to help fund more undercover investigations of puppy mills, dog auctions, pet stores and the entities that support and keep them in business. And of course, supporters will continue pressuring elected state and local officials (includes the Holmes County, OH Commissioners) to also support a ban on dog auctions.

In part to that end, there will be a peaceful rally which is scheduled for Saturday, May 9 from 10-2 PM EST at the entrance to the Holmes County Expo Center. Lisa Anderson, Rally Coordinator and a dedicated volunteer with Humane Society of Delaware County, was instrumental in leading a similar rally in January. Her goal is to have a minimum of 40 supporters in attendance on May 9 to help raise awareness of the Farmerstown auction and its relationship to puppy mill breeders. To RSVP and receive additional details concerning this Rally, please contact Lisa at lisadonne40@yahoo.com.

Additional Information on the Rally

DATE: Saturday, May 9, 2009

TIME: 10-2 PM EST

LOCATION: Entrance to Holmes County Expo Center (1/2 mile west of Walnut Creek on SR 39 – http://www.holmescountyexpo.com/Location.html). The expo building itself is not really visible, but the large sign with the big Amish Buggy in front of the entrance is! Please be aware that the Expo Center is NOT the location of where the actual Buckeye Dog Auction will take place (that is located in Farmerstown, about 10 mintues away), but it is a location visited by LOTS of tourists!

ATTIRE: Since May 9 could bring rain and/or wet weather, be sure to dress with an extra layer of protection.

PARKING: A local supporter recommended car pooling where possible, as parking at the top of the hill at the Expo Center is $3 (remember that this is also private property, so you could be at risk at having your car removed). There is plenty of parking at Walnut Creek Cheese, which is approximately three miles away.

SIGNS: Please be sure to bring a sign! Because this is a PEACEFUL rally, we are asking signs to focus on the Buckeye Dog Auction and the dogs. Suggestions for text include:

  • Boycott the Buckeye Dog Auction
  • Buckeye Dog Auction = Bad News for Dogs
  • Adopt A Homeless Dog

Please DO NOT include text or pictures that can be misinterpreted as prejudicial against the Amish! This is NOT a rally against a group of people based on their religious beliefs. This is about the DOGS! It is very important everyone remain professional at all times!

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