There has been a growing problem with puppy mills. But it has not been as prevalent as in the state of Missouri.
Puppy Mill Problem in Missouri
Missouri supplies more than forty percent of all dogs sold in pet stores nationwide and is the home to more than 3,000 commercial dog breeding facilities. Experts state that almost seventy percent of all puppies sold in New York City pet stores come from Missouri. Think about it for a minute. Missouri is running the majority of the puppy store business, but exhibits an endless fault with puppy and dog care.
The dogs in these puppy mills are living in disgusting conditions where they are crammed into a tiny, unclean space unable to roam. They are forced to live without proper food, water and exercise. Disease spreads easily under such circumstances and causes a puppy mental and physical damage. The Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act puts a halt to such negative conditions.
Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act is Just the Beginning
On November 2, Missouri residents will vote on Proposition B, the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act. It requires the basic essentials to humane care supplied to the puppies and dogs in these facilities, such as regular exercise, clean water, and appropriate rest time for female dogs in-between litters. It also limits the number of breeding dogs per facility.
The entire nation is watching this election anxiously awaiting the outcome. For if this passes, then it may be the beginning of a law that shall arise in future elections across the nation. This would finally be a positive step towards stopping puppy mills and creating a safer, healthier environment for dogs.