Truth, Lies and Puppy Mills

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

April 06, 2022 Bailing Out Benji Season 1 Episode 70
Truth, Lies and Puppy Mills
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
Show Notes

April is national Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, so our first episode this month focuses on what it means to go "up stream" to prevent animal cruelty in our communities. Listen as we discuss ways we can all collectively do better to address and support both human AND animal well being. 
Here are a few of the notable organizations we mentioned for their work in going "up stream":
CARE (national) https://careawo.org/rd/
Pawsitive Alliance (Washington) https://www.pawsitivealliance.org/
Secondhand Hounds (Minnesota) https://www.secondhandhounds.org/
Ruff Start (Minnesota) https://ruffstartrescue.org/
St. Huberts (New Jersey) https://www.sthuberts.org/adoptable-dogs
Stand Up for Pits (national) https://standupforpits.us/
Hello Pitty (Washingon) https://www.hellopittyrescue.com/
Lost Our Home (Arizona) https://www.lostourhome.org/
Rock Star Rescue (Arizona) https://rockstarrescue.org/
Ames Animal Shelter (Iowa) https://www.cityofames.org/government/departments-divisions-a-h/ames-animal-shelter-animal-control
Animal Rescue League (Iowa) https://www.arl-iowa.org/
HSUS Pets for Life (national) https://humanepro.org/programs/pets-for-life

Americans are used to being on the lookout for a scam, but authorities are warning of a new kind of fraud. Puppy Kingpin shines a spotlight on Jolyn Noethe, a secretive businesswoman from Iowa who is accused of laundering puppies much like drug money. Investigative reporter Alex Schuman exposes the scheme and an underground part of the industry bringing us the pets we love.

From Neon Hum Media and Sony Music Entertainment. Smoke Screen: Puppy Kingpin is available June 16th. 

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