Many Missouri puppy mill owners are repeat offenders and some have dropped their U.S. Department of Agriculture licenses to avoid federal scrutiny and regulations.
These proposals come less than a year after lawmakers overrode voter’s passage of Proposition B, legislation regulating Missouri dog-breeders.
All the dogs were housed in stacked crates left in the home owner’s basement.
Attorney General Chris Koster’s office reports the operator of JJ Kennel, repeatedly refused to allow Department of Agriculture inspections of her breeding facility
Governor Nixon pushing for compromise on the dog breeding law.
Lawmakers push back after Governor announces agreement on puppy mill law
Some kennels haven’t had a visit from federal inspectors in more than a year.
Senate gave initial approval to the repeal legislation
More than 60 dogs taken to shelters and rescue sites.
Dog breeders and dog breeding supporters spilled out of committee hearing rooms and jammed the hallways of Missouri’s Capitol for two days this week.