On this week's episode we sit down with Erin Morse, Founder and Executive Director of Midwest Animal ResQ, to discuss ethical rescue practices. We also discuss the reason the Gingerich puppy mill rescue involved a few large rescue groups rather than many small organizations. And we attempt to untangle for advocates the red flags of fake rescues, unethical rescues, and rescues who have simply lost sight of the cause of saving lives in their adoption policies and practices.
If you have discovered that it has become increasingly difficult to navigate the rescue world on yours or your loved ones' journey towards choosing adoption, then this episode is for you!
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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.