Guilty plea in killing of dogs
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.