Waimanalo Puppy Mill Manager Released
On December 19, 2012, Judge Kim sentenced David Lee Becker to a total of 6 months jail time, which began in June 2012 when he was extradited from Las Vegas to Honolulu. The court credited Becker with his time already served. Judge Kim did not order any probation or related probation conditions, including restitution to the Hawaiian Humane Society. As of his release on December 19, 2012, Becker is a free man.
Learn About the Waimanalo Puppy Mill Case
Puppy mills are large-scale breeding operations that sell through stores, swap meets and other venues. The majority of sales has migrated to the Internet with puppies peddled through venues such as eBay and Craigslist. Protected by privacy and property access laws, facilities that mass produce puppies in Hawaii also remain hidden from public view – often on agriculture-designated lands that are exempt from a law that limits dog ownership to a maximum of 10. Listen to this!
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