Truth, Lies and Puppy Mills

Fighting Puppy Mills with Elizabeth Oreck of Best Friends Animal Society

August 18, 2021 Bailing Out Benji Season 1 Episode 39
Truth, Lies and Puppy Mills
Fighting Puppy Mills with Elizabeth Oreck of Best Friends Animal Society
Show Notes

The puppy mill industry is in big trouble when organizations like Best Friends, Bailing Out Benji, and many others work together as a team to end puppy mills once and for all!

This week we speak to Elizabeth Oreck, National Manager of Best Friends' Puppy Mill Initiatives. Elizabeth tells us how she began working in Animal Welfare , gives great tips for organizing and planning pet store protests, and we discuss the many victories and few defeats we have had recently against the dying puppy mill industry.  

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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