I'm from Pennsylvania, and the phrase "Pennsylvania Dutch" is a bit broad. From what I've seen of Lancaster County, the Amish are a bit strict about their "Order", while the Mennonites have electricity, phones, freezers, and so on. My grandfather bred and sold horses, so I was probably too acutely aware of some being sold off as draft or work horses. I've been married to a German for over 25 years, and German is my "everyday" language, which has led to a bit more contact with the "PA Dutch" than many Pennsylvanians have, as many of the former are very curious about Germany, and whether their German is "coherent". I in no way want to condemn the Amish or Mennonite lifestyles, but I do recognize that their attitudes towards animals may differ from those of us who are basically "mainstream".