IowaWatch Connection Podcast: Bill To Let Iowa Inspect For ‘Puppy Mill’ Health Violations Must Wait Until Next Year

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IowaWatchConnection_2015The Iowa Legislature declined this year to give the state’s Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship authority to inspect for animal health conditions large dog breeding facilities, particularly those suspected of having substandard conditions for animals at the facilities.

Meantime, 11 breeding facilities in Iowa were named to The Humane Society of the United States’ “The Horrible Hundred” list of commercial animal breeders with the worst health records for animals.

This IowaWatch Connection radio report and podcast updates listeners to the stalled regulatatory legislation and things people should know when purchasing a pet dog or other pet animal.