Tune in to this week’s episode as we talk about the USDA lawsuit against Daniel Gingerich, the Department of Justice investigation and what the state of Iowa is doing to crack down on this horrible facility. We also breakdown the timeline of what happened and talk about all of the familiar puppy mills that are involved, like notorious mill owner Steve Kruse.
This episode is not an easy listen. We discuss some of the horrendous violations that Gingerich had over the last few months, as well as express our frustrations over this entire ordeal. This case is still ongoing and Gingerich has hundreds of animals that the USDA is trying to locate and get veterinary checks for.
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.