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Iowa’s Puppy Mill Problem

A note from Mary LaHay, founder of Iowa Voters for Companion Animals. I founded Iowa Voters for Companion Animals (IVCA) almost 10 years ago after discovering the extent of the puppy mill problem in our state. We had many good … Continue reading

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Iowans Meet To Learn How To Strengthen Iowa’s Animal Welfare Laws

The Coralville Public Library room was standing room only as local citizens braved a fresh snowfall and cold temps to learn what can be done to help Iowa’s puppy mill dogs and more. Iowa ranks 49th in animal welfare laws. … Continue reading

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Why Is Iowa Ranked 49th In Animal Welfare?

“Puppy mills are factory farms for dogs. SF421 would strengthen Iowa Code 717.B, which covers domestic animals. Iowa ranks 49th in animal welfare because the factory farm industry lobbies against all animal protection bills. It’s an election year and Republicans … Continue reading

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Constitutionality of Iowa’s “Ag-gag” Law Challenged

“’An especially grievous harm to our democracy occurs when the government uses the power of the criminal laws to target unpopular speech to protect those with power—which is exactly what this law is about. Ag gag clearly is a violation … Continue reading

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Iowa Dogs In Puppy Mills Need SF 168

Here is an Action Alert from Iowa Voters for Companion Animals: Thanks to Sen. Matt McCoy, a bill has been introduced into the state senate which will help provide protections to the 15,000 adult dogs in Iowa’s 220 puppy mills. … Continue reading

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The Fallon Forum: Action On Puppy Mills

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