Bill Smith- puppy mill expert

Bill Smith–the founder of Main Line Animal Rescue in Pennsylvania and a nationally-respected expert on puppy mills, who’s been featured on “Oprah,” profiled in People, and who received the ASPCA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007–discusses the history of puppy mills;

outlines the religious, geographic, cultural and other factors that account not only for Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County being deemed the puppy mill capitol of the U.S., but also the Amish and Mennonite farmers being at the forefront of practicing this dark business; describes the conditions found in any given puppy mill and the traits that often characterize the dogs living in these facilities; addresses the care and special handling these animals receive at Main Line Animal Rescue after they’re surrendered or seized; emphasizes the importance of contacting your congressmen and women and other representatives to educate them about puppy mills and push for legislation that would help stymie such operations, and more. []

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Duncan Strauss is the producer-host of “Talking Animals,” which he launched at KUCI in California in 2003, combining his passions for animals, radio, journalism, music and comedy. The show has aired since late 2005 on Tampa’s WMNF. Strauss lives in Jupiter Farms, FL with his family, including four cats, two horses and one dog. He spends each day talking to those animals, and maintains they talk right back to him, an as yet unverified claim.

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