Missouri’s Proposition B, or “The Puppy Mill Initiative” passed by a narrow margin of 51 percent of Missouri voters in Tuesday’s election. The new regulations will significantly curtail dog breeders in the state, which is known to be “The Puppy Mill State.” New rules include having no more than 50 breeding dogs, requiring dogs to be examined by a veterinarian at least once a year, giving dogs constant access to both indoors and outdoors, keeping dogs in enclosures with cement rather than wire flooring, cleaning the pens every day, and further requirements. Missouri is the fifth state to enact dog-breeder laws, which will go into effect November 2, 2011.
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