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I get emails from Iowa Voters for Companion Animals - this one is pretty disturbing. :angry:

[FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]URGENT REQUEST FOR ACTION!

Dear fellow animal-welfare advocates,​

We must take immediate action to help 150+ dogs in two horrendous mills in Iowa!​

Situation #1:

Thankfully, the USDA has finally revoked this man's breeding license (he's been in business for many many years), but the USDA accepts no responsibility for the dogs. So even though this license was revoked more than a year ago, 80-100 dogs continue to sit in this kennel. One eyewitness described the dogs as "rotting in their cages".​

Situation #2:
Kruse Kennel
Leroy and Gertrude Kruse, owners
Salem, Iowa
USDA Customer #5289
USDA Certificate #42-A-0181
Here's a link to their most recent inspection report: [URL=""]Inspection Report​
Here's a link to undercover video taken at this facility. It is old, but nothing has changed: Video

This breeder has also been in business for many years. They have more than 60 dogs.​


So here's what you can do to help.

Please contact the USDA and respectfully request;
a) they arrange for the removal of animals from Mr. Robert Mangler's facility,
b) that the USDA revoke the license of Leroy and Gertrude Kruse and arrange for
the removal of those animals.​

Send your email to Dr. Robert Gibbens, Western Region Director, USDA, APHIS, Animal Care: [email protected]
and Dr. Chester Gipson, Deputy Administrator, USDA, APHIS, Animal Care: [email protected]
and Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack: [email protected]

Pass this message on to others.​


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I read the attached inspection reports. They both need to be shut down!! I'll never understand how people can treat animals like this. They have no souls. :(
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