Missouri "Puppy Mill Bill" voted in

Missouri "Puppy Mill Bill" voted in

Slickrock Deckers
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04 Nov 2010, 10:15 #1

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Voters in Missouri approved the "Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act." Applies to all owners with 10 or more breeding females. Some people are going to have to make some changes in their operation. That 45 degree indoor area requirement is rather onerous, even for a big government type like me. At least for long coated full size dogs. I've got heating pads in my doghouses but this wouldn't work if I lived in Missouri and had 10 females. Large, and I mean large, "breeders" are a big business in Missouri and if some of them didn't give a flip about their dog's health and welfare we wouldn't need stuff like this.

take a look:

http://sos.mo.gov/elections/2010petitions/2010-085.asp
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04 Nov 2010, 18:29 #2

I thought it was that breeders could own no more than fifty breeding dogs.....doesn't matter what breed, no more than fifty on the premises? Can the prop be overturned? How will the limit be enforced? What about rescues, which will now fill up, are they subject to the same rules for unaltered or altered? Who's to say horses and cattle won't be next on the list......
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05 Nov 2010, 01:07 #3

Section 3- ten females. then there's a section 4 that says 50 total dogs perhaps not subject to the subsections above relating to the females? pretty confusing. I read the law to indicate that a rescue not involved in breeding would be exempt, but that one also producing litters might be a grey area open to court interpretation? Neutered animals are not subject to this law.


Can it be repealed? Sure, put an inititave to do that on the next ballot, and get the voters to approve it. File a lawsuit and try to get it declared unconstitutional. Easier said than done given the funding from groups such as HSUS and PETA I assume were involved in getting it passed in the first place. These ballot propositions are a direct expression of democracy, but in Arizona at least they require a close read to discern the real agenda of those who put them up. As it is, this one has some good provisions, in my opinion. But you know, and I know, the animal rights agenda. Their goal is to stop dog breeding entirely. And 10 females requiring heated indoor housing cuts right in to the hobbiest level, something a lot of voters probably don't know.

Enforcement? No appropriation for enforcement was given. Same officers enforcing existing breeder law will have to do it. There already are some existing regulations and licensing requirements. The Kansas City paper says they are already understaffed to enforce those given the big dog industry in Missouri.

Well Bridget, I think you know. PETA is after your cattle and horses too.
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21 Apr 2011, 01:36 #4

The Missouri legislature voted to overturn this law adopted by ballot inititiave. What? I'm not sure the founding fathers would approve. Sounds like a job for the courts instead. Which should take precidence, a law that we don't necessarily agree with passed directly by the people, or one passed by the government? Next thing you know they will start taking over city governments and putting a non elected manager in charge! Oh wait, they already did that in Michigan.
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