I’m investigative reporter Rebecca Lindstrom digging into the sad truths about puppy mills and how we can stop them. I work on a weekly show called The Reveal, which airs on YouTube and Atlanta’s NBC affiliate, 11Alive. Ask me anything.
At the beginning of this year 1,300 dogs had to be rescued from three different licensed breeders in Georgia alone. We’re talking about dogs stuffed in cages with feces matted fur. I wondered, how can this be? Where are the regulations to prevent medical neglect and stop animal cruelty. I began researching regulations and laws around the country to see what other states were doing to better protect man’s best friend. My journey took me physically to Pennsylvania, the puppy mill capitol of the country. Most people concerned about this issue know what’s happening – but I found few realized the progress made. That progress, as well as efforts made in states like California and Colorado, could offer solutions to other communities looking for answers. I’m calling this series Caged in Cruelty: Opening the door to reform.
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She gave birth to 150 puppies then was discarded. How Victoria's story could stop puppy mills: https://www.11alive.com/article/news/investigations/the-reveal/puppy-mill-investigation-pa-reform/85-ab9001a6-6ecd-4451-89ab-af1b314fb61b
She grew up watching the animal cops on Animal Planet. Now she is one and we got to ride along: https://www.11alive.com/article/news/investigations/the-reveal/caged-in-cruelty-pennsylvania-pspca/85-b4da4c7e-f363-4477-a0d7-190da103a9f5
Caged in Cruelty YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxSDPGC2EVp_WMYyWPUwPP6rZItZ9KTU-