Mo. Veterinary Group backs Dog-Breeder Proposal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) __ A state veterinary group is backing a
new proposal to scale back a dog-breeding law passed by Missouri
voters.
The Missouri Veterinary Medical Association announced its
support Friday for a compromise brokered by Gov. Jay Nixon’s
administration with agriculture interests and several state-based
animal welfare groups.
The Legislature already has sent Nixon a bill rewriting key
parts of Proposition B, which passed last November. Nixon wants
lawmakers to also pass the new proposal, which would supersede both
the ballot measure and the other legislation.
The latest plan would give breeders more time to comply with new
regulations on housing dogs. Like the bill already passed by
lawmakers, it also would repeal a Proposition B limit on how many
breeding dogs a business can have.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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