Good work Missouri voters! Thanks to you Proposition B was approved. Under the measure commercial breeders are allowed no more than 50 dogs to breed. The dogs must have adequate living spaces and are required to be examined yearly by a vet. It’s hard to believe that the measure only narrowly passed.
In our home state of PA, once known as the puppy mill capital of the East, new laws, some of the toughest in the nation, have resulted in a steep drop of these animal factories. This year the state is down to 111 puppy mills. In 2009 there were 303. Let’s hope the same decline now takes place in Missouri!