Show dog breeder Jon Kimes and other hobby breeders should not fear tougher regulations of large-scale puppy mills, but should join us in supporting a ballot measure to turn around Missouri's reputation as the puppy mill capital of America. The proposed Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act only targets large-scale commercial puppy mills—it does not affect any breeder with ten or fewer unspayed female dogs or any breeder with any number of animals who is breeding for show purposes and not intending to sell the offspring as pets. In other words, if the dogs are kept primarily for purposes other than breeding pets for profit, the breeder would not be impacted by the measure at all.
LETTER: Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act is a reasonable measure
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