Puppy mills: What others are saying

Monday, April 6, 2009 | 6:14 p.m. CDT; updated 12:56 p.m. CST, Friday, November 30, 2012

State Agriculture Department Director Jon Hagler said he is working to change Missouri's status as the nation's puppy mill capital. But inhumane dog-breeding is a nationwide problem.

Here's what other publications are saying about the practice:

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: Puppy Mills: Dogs abused for the pet trade

MSNBC: Pet store chain linked to puppy mills, by Jane Weaver

The Oregonian: Oregon lawmakers hear pros, cons for puppy mill bill, by Michelle Cole

Chicago Tribune: Puppy mill legislation proposed, by Emily S. Achenbaum; Cops seize Chihuahuas from alleged puppy mill, by Sarah Olkon

Kansas City Star: Puppy mill's victims get a new start, by Sara Shepherd

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