Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act Passes
Last week marked the passage of Proposition B, the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, which will ensure that humane standards of care are given to animals in Missouri’s commercial breeding facilities.
Dogs will no longer have to spend their entire lives in tiny cages, never setting foot on solid ground. They will no longer be forced to bear litter after litter without any break for their bodies to recover. They will no longer suffer from lack of proper nutrition and veterinary care.
The Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act will go into effect in one year. Approximately one million puppies bound for the pet trade are born in Missouri every year, and it takes tens of thousands of adult dogs to produce them.