COLUMBIA — Missouri has the dubious reputation for being the puppy mill capital of America. We now have the opportunity to improve lives of thousands of abused dogs by passing Prop. B. This bill outlines simple reforms for large scale dog breeding operations in order to meet the basic needs of dogs. Other animal operations are NOT included in this bill.
Opponents, consisting of special interest groups such as puppy mill owners, say sufficient regulations are on the books to protect dogs. If this is the case, then why are they spending large amounts of money to defeat this bill? Why should they care?
The Humane Society, which comes in contact with puppy mill abuses daily, supports this bill. That is good enough for me. Vote yes on Prop. B.
Marion Mace Dickerson lives in Columbia.