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Fairport-E.Rochester Post
  • Emotional, graphic testimony at Gorham hearing on dog breeders

  • Representatives from several dog-rescue organizations voiced opposition to Gorham allowing dog breeding facilities at a public hearing Wednesday night before the Town Board.

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  • Representatives from several dog-rescue organizations voiced opposition to Gorham allowing dog breeding facilities at a public hearing Wednesday night before the Town Board. Though the turnout was much less than a previous meeting drawing some 400 people protesting a dog-breeding facility proposed for a Route 247 property, people spoke in emotional, graphic terms — calling such facilities “concentration camps” and describing cruel treatment such as hammering rods down dogs’ throats to silence barking.
    Only one person strongly urged against the one-year moratorium over fears it would quell farming endeavors in general. “If we outlaw this business, just like many other businesses this will go to China,” said Gorham resident Rick Gage “This is an agriculture town and I’d like to see agriculture business.”
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