Join us once again with our special guest, Marc Ayers, Illinois State Director of Humane Society of the United States. This week we discuss puppy financing and how Illinois became the first state in the country to ban the financing of dogs and cats in pet stores. Learn about the horrifically high interest rates we have seen at pet stores across the country who sell puppy mill puppies to unsuspecting customers. Find out how you might be able to stop the puppy mill pipeline while also protecting consumers from these predatory payment practices!
To read the Bloomberg article mentioned in the podcast, go here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-03-01/i-m-renting-a-dog
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.