Supporters of Proposition B in Missouri have raised about $2.38 million, with almost 97 percent of that money coming from out-of-state, according to a recent Missourian article.
Proposition B, called the "Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act" by its supporters, would place additional regulations on dog breeders in the state.
The campaign supporting the measure plans to use $1 million for television commercials starting this week in several Missouri markets.
Missourians for the Protection of Dogs is leading the in-state campaign for the proposition. Of the more than $2.3 million the group raised, more than $1.16 million came from the Humane Society of the United States, as of Sept. 27.
Large donations worth $200,000 and $250,000 came from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York and Best Friends Animal Society in Utah, respectively.
“This is a nationwide issue,” campaign manager Barbara Schmitz said. “There are people who understand the depths of the problems in Missouri.”
Barbara York, the president of the Missouri Pet Breeders Association, said the vast majority of the money for the campaign against the measure came from in-state.
"We're in the fight for Missouri," she said. "I don't think outside entities should have any say whatsoever in how Missouri lives."
Is there too much money coming from out-of-state to support Proposition B?