See the harsh conditions that led Missouri breeders’ starving dogs to cannibalism (warning graphic content)

Videos taken by Maris Ewing on property in Morgan County, Mo., where 11 dogs, two horses and a goat were found and rescued in January 2018. The animals allegedly were kept by Julie Bernet, a former dog breeder in Johnson County, Kan.
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Videos taken by Maris Ewing on property in Morgan County, Mo., where 11 dogs, two horses and a goat were found and rescued in January 2018. The animals allegedly were kept by Julie Bernet, a former dog breeder in Johnson County, Kan.

Dave Helling has covered politics in Kansas and Missouri for four decades. He has worked in television news, and is a regular contributor to local broadcast programs. Helling writes editorials for the Star, and a weekly column. He was awarded the 2018 ASNE Burl Osborne award for editorial leadership. He can be reached at 816-234-4656.