Add another No. 1 for Missouri — the most puppy mills by far of any state, surpassing the No. 2 state by about 1,000.
"Puppy mill" is a term for dog breeders who breed lots of animals and keep them in poor conditions.
Missouri's director of the Humane Society of the United States is working to gather signatures for a petition that would impose restrictions on the 3,000 such facilities in the state.
The changes would dictate conditions such as amount of food and water, limit the number of dogs a breeder could have. The penalty would be a misdemeanor.
Proponents say the current law is too vague. Critics say that because many dog breeders aren't licensed anyway, new laws won't fix the issue.
Do you think these measures are appropriate? What, if any, new regulations should be placed on puppy mills?