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Animal Welfare Groups Hope to Make Lawmakers Sit Up

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – Animal welfare groups are barking back at efforts to repeal Prop B — the state’s voter-approved crack-down on puppy mills.

The Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation is taking some supporters to Jefferson City today to meet legislators in person.  Executive Director Bob Baker is asking anyone else to call or e-mail.

Baker says some proposals would completely scrap the new rules for dog breeders while others would gut the most important provisions.  “You know this passed in the majority of legislative districts in the state.  So if every legislator would listen to their constituents, Proposition B will be left alone and it will stand and dogs will have protection.”

Opponents have expressed concerns the law will impact other agricultural industries in the state.  Supporters have repeatedly denied those claims.

The measure approved by voters in November would require breeding kennels to limit their animals and provide minimum standards for exercise and veterinary care.

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