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Taking a stand

Hamster, gerbil breeding facility faces up to $44,000 in USDA fines

August 22, 2012
By JULIANNE CAHILL - Sentinel reporter ( , Lewistown Sentinel

RICHFIELD - After raising hamsters and gerbils for 12 years without incident, Dean Moyer, of Sand Valley Farms, received a startling letter in July from the U.S. Department of Agriculture outlining 44 violations of the Animal Welfare Act.



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