Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Animal hoarding issue needs attention

Farm and Diary News

It is estimated that at least 250,000 animals fall victim to animal hoarders each year, according to Tufts University’s Animal Hoarding Research Consortium, a group that acts to increase awareness about the disorder.

Because our legal system is not very effective in prosecuting hoarders, and many refuse mental health counseling, the best way to prevent animal suffering is for communities to play an active role in prevention...." More