The Governor of Missouri has signed SB113, repealing Prop B, the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act. Prop B was approved by voters in November, 2010.
The new bill significantly weakens the provisions in Prop B as the effort of puppy mill owners and the agricultural industry in Missouri has intended.
The agricultural business in other states has fought against investigations conducted by the HSUS and other animal protection agencies exposing cruelty to farm animals.
The HSUS, ASPCA and other such organizations are determined in their efforts to report animal cruelty and push for legislation protecting animals.
It is very sad that the will of the people of Missouri has been ignored.