Carol Daniel

JEFFERSON CITY, MO.(AP-KMOX)  If he had been outside Missouri’s capital building Wednesday afternoon, Governor Jay Nixon would have heard conflicting emotional pleas on what he should do about the bill to alter the dog-breed restrictions voters approved in November.

About a hundred people rallied against any changes chanting at one point, Keep your paws off our laws.”

A much larger group including dog breeders, rallied in support of the bill urging the governor to sign the changes which include a repeal on the limit of how many dogs a breeder can have. 

The Legislature earlier passed legislation to rewrite a dog-breeding law that voters approved last year. Nixon didn’t say Wednesday if he’ll sign or veto that legislation.  Nixon says officials are working to determine the order of what must happen to implement a dog breeding compromise that Nixon’s administration brokered among agricultural and other groups.

Nixon had a meeting Wednesday in the House speaker’s office.
Legislative supporters of the dog-breeding bill say Nixon’s
signature on that measure is a key starting point for a separate
dog measure. Lawmakers and agriculture groups have sent Nixon a
letter urging him to sign the bill.

Copyright KMOX-AP

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