puppy mills

4 02, 2017

Federal Agency Removes Key Consumer Tool for Evaluating Dog Breeders

By |February 4th, 2017|Recommended Reading/Viewing|0 Comments

At 1 p.m. today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture posted this notice on the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) section of its website. The notice explains that from now on, it will be much harder for consumers and others to review government inspection reports about dog breeders that previously had been available online in a simple [...]

27 12, 2016

DogMerchants.com Blog Post is a Finalist for DWAA Best Article of the Year

By |December 27th, 2016|The Dog Merchants website|0 Comments

I'm honored to share the news that the Dog Writers Association of America has announced its finalists for Best Article or Blog. My article posted on this website, "Hydra: New Jersey's Just Pups and the Puppy Mill Monster," has been named one of four finalists for the award. Congratulations also go out to the three [...]

21 12, 2016

Video: ‘The Dog Merchants’ Author Kim Kavin on HomeTowne Television

By |December 21st, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

HomeTown Television just sent me this two-part series of shows that the channel is preparing to air in my home state of New Jersey. Each video is a half-hour long, adapted from a full-hour conversation that I had with the show's host about my books Little Boy Blue and The Dog Merchants---and all the issues they touch [...]

21 11, 2016

Washington Post Op-Ed: How Our Political Vitriol is Hurting Our Dogs

By |November 21st, 2016|Recommended Reading/Viewing|0 Comments

The Washington Post just published my latest story about dogs, which I originally pitched with the title "Party Animals." It's about how our current level of political vitriol in the United States is keeping dogs in conditions that many of us agree are unacceptable. I hope you'll take the time to read it, whether you [...]

1 09, 2016

‘The Dog Merchants’ Book Inspires Colorado Legislation

By |September 1st, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

Late last night, I learned from Google that my book has inspired legislation in Aurora, Colorado. I found out when I read this story in the Aurora Sentinel, which reported that the councilman who introduced the legislation "said he was inspired to do something locally after reading Kim Kavin’s book The Dog Merchants: Inside the Big Business [...]

6 08, 2016

Hydra: New Jersey’s Just Pups and the ‘Puppy Mill Monster’

By |August 6th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

Well-intentioned officials in my home state of New Jersey are combining forces to exile Vincent LoSacco and his Just Pups stores, where, among other things, 67 puppies and dogs were left outside in a 38-degree van earlier this year. First came hundreds of animal cruelty charges, followed by the closing of Just Pups [...]

15 07, 2016

Extended Interview with Forrest Lucas about ‘The Dog Lover’ Film

By |July 15th, 2016|Recommended Reading/Viewing|0 Comments

https://youtu.be/zwNtpzex0eY This morning, Dogster published my review of "The Dog Lover," a new film based on the true story of a hunting-dog breeder in South Dakota whose dogs were seized in a puppy mill raid aided by the Humane Society of the United States. The film has received mixed reviews, including from The Hollywood Reporter ("this propaganda [...]

7 06, 2016

‘The Dog Merchants’ Op-Ed Inspires Amendments to ‘Pet Store Puppy Mill Legislation

By |June 7th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

My publisher, Pegasus Books, just sent out the press release below. I'm thrilled to see "The Dog Merchants" and my other writing based on the book's research having such an impact, just a month after the book's publication date. “THE DOG MERCHANTS” OP-ED INSPIRES AMENDMENTS TO “PET STORE PUPPY MILL” LEGISLATION  The bill’s sponsoring senator now seeks [...]

26 05, 2016

Two Incredible Nights in Morris County, New Jersey

By |May 26th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book, The Dog Merchants website|0 Comments

Since my new book The Dog Merchants was published earlier this month, I have been doing talks and book signings at libraries and bookstores all across my home state of New Jersey. Sometimes, only one or two people show up. Sometimes, it's a packed room. The past two weeks, at the public libraries in Chester and Randolph, New [...]

23 05, 2016

Video: ‘The Dog Merchants’ and Dog Auctions Featured on Business Insider

By |May 23rd, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

About two weeks ago, I spent more than an hour at the New York City offices of Business Insider, answering questions on camera for a series of segments about issues that "The Dog Merchants" book addresses within the breeding and rescue communities alike. The first video segment from that interview is now live at the [...]