Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Good News for Missouri's Dogs!

Yesterday was a good day for dogs in Missouri. Nearly 1 million voters helped to pass Proposition B here in Missouri. We apparently have been known as the puppy mill capital of the country with no laws in place to govern the care of dogs in these large-scale commercial breeding facilities. Now all that has changed. The estimated 3,000 puppy mills that exist will be required to provide each dog under their care with sufficient food, clean water, housing and space; necessary veterinary care; regular exercise; and adequate rest between breeding cycles. The measure also prohibits any breeder from having more than 50 breeding dogs for the purpose of selling their puppies as pets and creates a misdemeanor crime of 'puppy mill cruelty' for any violations.

So thanks to all those Missourians who got out and voted! You have done a wonderful thing.

Mary Ann

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