USA Today reported:
Missouri voters on Tuesday narrowly approved a ballot measure aimed at ridding the state of its reputation as the nation’s puppy mill capital. Proposition B, which would take effect in a year, will beef up Missouri’s existing laws by restricting commercial breeders to no more than 50 female dogs for breeding, increasing the size of dogs’ living spaces and by requiring commercial breeders to have their dogs examined yearly by a veterinarian.
The measure, which applies to operators with more than 10 breeding dogs, also requires the animals to be fed daily and not be bred more than twice every 18 months. Breeders also must house animals indoors with unfettered access to an outdoor exercise yard.
- narrowly approved
- requires the animals to be fed daily
- the nation’s puppy mill capital
Can you believe that previous laws for dogs in Missouri did not require daily feedings? If this is a surprise to you, I implore you to keep reading…
If you had any thought that farmed animals have legal protection against cruelty, look no further. When we can barely even protect the species that Americans love most – the ones we view as family members and loyal companions. How do you imagine other animals fare? If you thought the animal who became your pork chop, steak, or chicken wing was treated well, you can be virtually certain that he or she was NOT.
The only way to know for certain how an animal was treated before he or she comes to you (in whatever form they come… as a pet or as food) is to go look for yourself! Never ever trust the words of anyone whose business is animal exploitation, trust only your own eyes. Go and see for yourself what is happening.
If you just have to buy a dog from a breeder or you just have to eat eggs, at least be honest about it.
If you just can’t stop buying living or dead animals, at least make informed decisions based on reality.
Do not fall for the marketing spin.