Podcast: KXIC ‘Your Town’ Features IowaWatch Puppy Mill Story, Jacob Luplow

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Jacob Luplow

Jacob Luplow

IowaWatch summer 2014 intern Jacob Luplow and executive director-editor Lyle Muller were the guests on the Tuesday, Oct. 21, “Your Town” show on KXIC radio, AM 800, in Iowa City.

Host Jay Capron talked with Luplow, a student at Cornell College, about an IowaWatch story he did about troublesome dog breeders who repeatedly violate Animal Welfare Act regulations designed to protect animal health, but who get to keep animals while being cited for those repeat violations.

A female shih tzu has hair around the face that is rope-like, twisted and falling into the dog's face during a March 26, 2013, inspection of Debra Pratt's dog breeding facility near New Sharon, Iowa.

USDA photo taken by Jeff Baker

A female shih tzu during a March 26, 2013, inspection near New Sharon, Iowa.

He talked with Muller about other work being done at IowaWatch.

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