The Humane Society of the United State has released it’s Horrible Hundred list of worst puppy mill states in the U.S., and Missouri lands at the top, again.
Pet shops could only sell dogs & cats from animal shelters, not commercial breeders.
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