Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Missouri Puppy Mills by ASPCA ....

Missouri Puppy Mill

According to an article by the ASPCA, one-third of all the commercial dog breeding facilities in the U.S. (no other state even comes close), Missouri  supplies more than 40% of all dogs sold in pet stores nationwide.   Last election day Missourians  hit the poles to pass Proposition B which is the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act.
New information coming from the ASPCA says:   
As we informed readers last week, Missouri state legislators are moving quickly to weaken or fully repeal the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act (PMCPA), which was passed in November by the majority of their constituents. Completely disregarding the will of the people, on Thursday, March 10, the Missouri Senate passed Senate Bill 113—a bill to roll back every humane provision of the PMCPA—by a vote of 20 to 14. To add insult to injury, earlier this week senators rejected an amendment that would have referred their new, weak commercial breeding law back to the ballot for Missouri voters to weigh in on.
Senate Bill 113 now moves to the Missouri House of Representatives, which is expected to pass it in a matter of days. (The House is also considering a slightly different version of the bill, HB 131, but the Senate bill has more momentum and will likely be the first to pass both chambers of the General Assembly.) This is extremely bad news for animal advocates and the hundreds of thousands of dogs languishing in Missouri’s more than 3,000 puppy mills, which supply approximately 40 percent of all puppies sold in pet stores nationwide.
Please visit the ASPCA’s website to keep informed on this very important topic.  http://www.aspca.org/News/National/National-News-Detail.aspx?NDate=20110311&NType=National#News2

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