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What is the biggest contributor to the canine “overpopulation” problem in this country? Why are so many dogs being euthanized in shelters every DAY? Are there more dogs than there are homes for? How do we stop cruel breeders who keep dogs in unacceptable conditions? You might consider that the answers lie in first understanding dogs as a money-making product. Yes, they are members of our family in the United States, and they are also big business. Today, Julie Forbes talks with Kim Kavin, author of The Dog Merchants: Inside the Big Business of Breeders, Pet Stores, and Rescuers. An educated, balanced look into this extremely important topic. READ THIS BOOK! And visit to give reviews for breeders and rescue groups you have had experience with: good or bad.

Originally aired: The Dog Show #373 – April 20, 2016