Prop B was passed by the voters of the State of Missouri to protect dogs. Currently, legislators in the House and Senate are meeting and a large number of them want to reverse this. It is imperative we let our representatives know we will not stand for this.
Prop B will not affect your grandfather who owns a cattle farm. Prop B will not affect your neighbor who is complaining because she wants to continue to breed her pomeranian once a year.
Prop B will not affect ANYONE except puppy mills. Furthermore, to debunk a few ridiculous rumors, Prop B will not shut down a puppy mill because there is a kernel of food caught in a water bowl. Prop B simply requires these hell-holes for animals require basic necessities such as: food, water and veterinary care.
In most situations, commercial breeding operations will have to upgrade the space the dogs are allowed. Currently, in Missouri's 3,000+ puppy mills, dogs live in crates they cannot stand up, turn a circle or move at all. Prop B will require these dogs be able to turn around in one circle. That is all. That isn't even humane and yet there is opposition to that!
While Prop B passed through the ballot initiative process, several measures to strip key provisions of Prop B have been introduced in the Missouri legislature. Please contact your Senator and Representative in Jefferson City to let them know this measure needs to be preserved and the process by which it was passed should be respected.
For more information, you can find a list of bills that have been introduced and talking points at the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation.