Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Legislature Gives Its Approval to Senate Bill Providing Additional Protections to Animals

The General Assembly today approved legislation that would provide additional protections for animals throughout the state.

Voters in November last year made their way to the polls to support Proposition B, a ballot measure that amended Missouri law to require large-scale dog breeding operations to provide each dog under their care with various provisions, prohibit any breeder from having more than 50 breeding dogs for the purpose of selling their puppies, and create a misdemeanor crime of “puppy mill cruelty” for any violations.

Lawmakers in the Senate gave their approval to Senate Bill 113, which would modify the Animal Care Facilities Act (ACFA) and the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act.

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