Oprah To Broadcast Show About Puppy Mills

Friday’s show features a hidden camera investigation of several Pennsylvania dog breeding operations.

Posted: April 3, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Main Line Animal Rescue made a splash a few months back when the Pennsylvania animal rescue group took out a billboard ad near Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago television studio begging Winfrey to run a story about puppy mills.
 
Now the group has gotten its wish. On Friday, the influential talk show host and longtime dog lover will broadcast “Lisa Ling Investigates the Hidden World of Puppy Mills.”

Ling and Main Line Animal Rescue volunteers went undercover at several Pennsylvania puppy mills, where dogs are forced to live in deplorable conditions, for the investigation. Ling and Main Line Animal Rescue founder Bill Smith appear with Winfrey in the studio during the episode.

An “Oprah” spokesperson says the billboard played a role in the decision to cover the topic, but adds that “Oprah wanted to do the show because of her passion as a pet owner and as a tribute to her recently deceased and much beloved dog Sophie, an American Cocker Spaniel, who passed away March 10.”


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Annette   Fort Lauderdale, FL

8/28/2008 12:12:49 PM

ME, ME, ME - I would suggest you take some time and educate YOUrself about the atrocities that are happening all around YOU and then YOU might understand why some of us (like Meredith and others) cry when we hear about poor helpless creatures that live their lives 24/7 in a cage, with MINIMAL food, water, shelter from the elements only to give birth and care for their young again and again until they no longer can produce puppies and then are KILLED. All so some sho'mo can make an all mighty buck! These are living, breathing, and unconditionally-loving creatures that never know love in return from the day they are born until the day they die. Obviously YOUr opinion is based on YOUr lack of knowledge i.e. ignorance and YOUr selfish attitude and WE take it with a grain of salt.

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Kari-   Granite Bay, CA

8/26/2008 9:59:52 AM

ME,ME,ME---
Why would you say something like
that?
Why are you on Dogchannel if you hate dogs so much???I guess your only upset because the article wasn't about YOU!Who else would have a name like ME,ME,ME?!?!?!!?I know what sucks and it's NOT the article!!!

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ME   ME, ME

6/4/2008 12:19:35 PM

Puppy mills should not be here, its just increasing the population of slobbering mutts, those people should find another job. Meredith, you are a sissy, crying for every little thing that goes on in dofus world, omg, who peed in her cornflakes, this article sucks

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puppy-mill hater   Gadsden, AL

5/10/2008 8:06:54 AM

PUPPY MILLS ARE BASICALLY ANIMAL CRUELTY PLANTS. IF ONLY THERE WHERE NONE!

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