Most of Prop B Would Be Stripped Away By MO Bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) –  A Missouri House committee advanced a bill Tuesday that would take away much of a dog-breeding law approved by voters in November.

The House Agriculture Policy Committee unanimously backed the bill, which would remove requirements that dogs be given clean water, time to rest between breeding cycles and a certain amount of space to move within their cages.

The bill also would lift a provision that limited dog breeders from owning more than 50 dogs
for breeding purposes.

Proposition B passed in November with 51.6 percent of the statewide vote, due largely to a strong showing in urban areas that overcame opposition across most of the rest of state.

At least 15 bills have been filed in the House and the Senate this year to repeal the law or change several of its provisions.
A Senate committee last month also endorsed a bill to remove the 50-dog limit and give licensed dog breeders up to 180 days to correct serious violations before they are charged with any crime.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved

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  1. Jane Snyder says:

    i guess the will of the people doesn’t matter to law makers.

    1. Shelley says:

      Jane, the will of the people matters just as much to the representatives as the dogs…which is to say, not at all.

  2. Terry Ward says:

    Good breeder, bad breeder, farmer whatever you are.

    You all simply want to be free of regulations.

    Every single other business in the US is regulated.
    And those regulations increase.
    We all face this if we own a business.

    You have figured out how to manipulate yourselves out of the system.

    YOU HAVE MANIPULATED HONEST VOTERS OUT OF THEIR VOTE.

    YOU BELIEVE YOURSELVES TO BE EXEMPT FROM WHAT EVERYONE ELSE MUST DO.

    And you call us un-American.

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