Truth, Lies and Puppy Mills

Adopt or Shop Responsibly

January 18, 2022 Bailing Out Benji Season 1 Episode 59
Truth, Lies and Puppy Mills
Adopt or Shop Responsibly
Show Notes

We all advocate for adopting from rescues and shelters, but many are shocked to hear that we also advocate for people to "shop responsibly." 
It's a controversial topic in animal welfare, but this episode focuses on educating about breeders who truly love dogs and are on the same mission  to ensure that dogs everywhere are healthy, happy, and safe.  
Listen with an open mind as Kelley describes her "breeding program" and gives a real world example of how we can work together to take the cruelty out of someone's choice to buy a dog from a breeder. 
While many animal advocates would never consider buying a dog from a breeder themselves, many people in the general public will still choose to buy a puppy rather than going to a shelter or rescue. We simply do not live in a world where everyone will adopt their family pet, for a variety of reasons. This is why educating about "preservation breeders" is an important component of our mission toward ending puppy mills.  
Tune in to find out how someone might "do their research" in finding a breeder that is reputable and NOT a puppy mill. Perhaps you can open your mind to reputable breeders and learn how we can work together to make the world a better place for the dogs!

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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