This week we are joined by Marc Ayers, Illinois State Director of the Humane Society of the United States, to find out how the state of Illinois finds itself on the frontlines in the battle against the puppy mill industry.
Learn what is currently happening in Illinois, how local advocates can help, and what the battle there might have to do with our nationwide fight against puppy mills!
To view a list of the puppy mills used by Illinois pet stores, go here: https://bailingoutbenji.com/puppy-mill-maps/cvi-data/illinois/
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.