Guilty plea in killing of dogs

Los Angeles Times - - National Briefing -

An Amish ken­nel owner in New York has pleaded guilty to in­hu­mane de­struc­tion of an­i­mals for us­ing a makeshift gas cham­ber to eu­th­a­nize dogs with car­bon monox­ide.

A fed­eral re­port says 45year-old David Yoder of Ro­mu­lus eu­th­a­nized 78 dogs and 15 pup­pies by putting sev­eral at a time into a wooden box and pip­ing in en­gine ex­haust.

Yoder pleaded guilty Fri­day in Ro­mu­lus Town Court. He has been fined $300 and will also have to pay a $205 state sur­charge.

Yoder told in­ves­ti­ga­tors he be­lieved his method of eu­th­a­niz­ing dogs was hu­mane. The USDA re­port says Yoder was told to have a vet­eri­nar­ian kill un­wanted dogs in the fu­ture.

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