The Amish are a group of traditional Christians from Germany. Their language is Pennsylvania Dutch and German is a dialect. For many years, people have seen them as secluded communities living in their own world and creating reality, far from our current era.
The Amish strictly follow the teachings in Ordnung. Ordnung is the German word for “order”, which is a set of rules that govern the way of life of the Amish and Mennonites. These communities live simple lifestyles and are known for their simple dress and avoidance of modern technology.
Although the Amish people seem to be a peaceful group, you may not know some hidden facts about their culture. Let’s take a look at the Amish traditions that you won’t believe in.
Today I want to share the Amish tradition of Puppy Mills
The Amish pass on various trades to the younger generation. However, one that’s been in the spotlight in recent years is the Amish puppy mills. They stand to profit a lot from the sales of furry friends that most households love to have. After all, puppy breeding can be a pretty lucrative business. And Amish communities located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Holmes County, Ohio; and Shipshewana, Indiana, are known to have puppy mills.
The dogs in these mills are sometimes treated poorly, locked held in cages until they’re auctioned off or sold to buyers. They’re raised similarly to livestock, but there are debates about whether dogs can handle those conditions. And they can receive harsher treatment, getting exposed to various diseases and infections.
At any given time, the mills can have up to a thousand dogs, all different breeds. Due to the neglect and abuse that some dogs at Amish puppy mills experience, there are calls to end this tradition and trade.