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Iowa continues to lead the nation in puppy-mill violators

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Iowa continues to lead the nation in puppy mills sanctioned by the federal government and is expanding its lead over other states. During the second quarter of 2022, a total of 23 Iowa breeders and brokers were cited for regulatory violations by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Missouri came in a distant second place for the number of violators, at 13. Iowa’s second-quarter total represents a 21% increase over the number of Iowa violators cited in the first quarter of the year. The national nonprofit animal-welfare organization Bailing Out Benji periodically compiles all of the violations cited by USDA inspectors at breeders and brokers across the nation. The group’s data shows that for both the first and second quarters of 2022, Iowa led the nation in the number of violators cited ...