Proposition B: dog breeding
Two laws define the standards of care licensed breeders must meet: the Animal Care Facilities Act, which is a state statute, and the Animal Welfare Act, which is a federal law.
Supporters of the proposal on the Nov. 2 ballot say Missouri has a serious problem with abusive dog breeders that can only be addressed through legislation. Some breeders fear that the legislation would put them out of business.
Proposition B, the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, requires care for the dogs in breeding-operations that all dog-owners should be in support of.
Most of the $2 million raised has come from out-of-state sources.
One kennel owner believes Proposition B will not stop unlicensed breeders and that proposed regulations may potentially harm animals further.
Proposition B aims to prohibit cruel treatment of dogs in large breeding operations and requires proper nourishment, shelter and veterinary care for them.
Proposition B, a measure requiring dog breeders who own more than 10 dogs to follow specific care, feeding and shelter guidelines, will be up for vote in November.
Proposition B, which will be presented to voters on the November ballot, would put regulations into place that would encourage more humane treatment of dogs in large- scale breeding operations.
"Puppy Mill Cruelty" is a moniker crafted to incite emotion and fear. The proposed ballot initiative will adversely affect the state's professional kennels and the good families who run them.
Proposition B is an initiative that will appear on the November ballot to end puppy mills in Missouri.
A judge in Cole County could determine the fate of Missouri's Proposition B, a measure set to go to voters in November that would establish new rules for dog breeding.
About 120 dogs of all ages will be available for adoption on Long Island following their rescue from 14 "puppy mills" in Missouri.
The campaign manager for Missourians for the Protection of Dogs argues against hobby breeder Jon Kimes' article against the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, explaining that he and other hobby breeders should be supporting the legislation along with her.
A Missouri hobby breeder explains the proposed legislation and why it might harm dogs more than it helps them.
The Humane Society of Missouri, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Miller County Sheriff's Department removed the dogs on Monday. The dogs were taken to the Humane Society headquarters in St. Louis for care.
Under the proposed dog-breeding measure, people could only have 50 breeding dogs and would be required to feed animals daily, provide annual veterinary care and not breed animals more than twice every 18 months.
Activists are proposing a "Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act" that calls for stricter regulations for Missouri dog breeders. Those seeking new restrictions delivered tens of thousands of signatures before the 5 p.m. deadline on Sunday in hopes of getting the proposal before voters.
A group looking to call attention to Missouri's puppy mill industry is sponsoring a traveling art exhibit entitled "Misery in Missouri: Dogs Can't Vote, You Can."
Though the Missouri Cattlemen's Association would have you think otherwise, the measure would have no impact on agriculture.
Rep. Tom Loehner, R-Koeltztown, responded to animal rights groups and the recent puppy mill ballot initiative with a potential constitutional amendment this week. Loehner said the agriculture industry is feeling threatened by such groups.