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Megan Lynch
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) - Supporters of tougher laws for Missouri’s dog breeders aren’t rolling over.

More billboards are sprouting up around Jefferson City.  They’re targeting lawmakers who in recent weeks have pushed bills out of committee that would gut the voter-approved Prop B.

“It is very disappointing to us that lawmakers have been so persistent in their efforts to try and overturn the will of the people,” says Barbara Schmitz, Campaign Director with Missourians for the Protection of Dogs.

Schmitz says she’s not hearing any new arguments posed in the state capitol just a rehash of the issues brought up during the ballot debate.

Opponents say they’re concerned the law would penalize legitimate breeders.

Schmitz says Prop B won in a majority of state house and senate districts, so she’s hopeful lawmakers will keep that in mind, when the issues comes up for debate in both chambers.

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