Shutting Down Puppy & Kitten Mills
Heavy out of state financing of Prop B
October 29, 2010 by Julie Harker
The Missouri Farm Bureau says the majority of financing for Proposition B, which aims to further regulate the state’s dog breeding industry, comes from groups and individuals in other states. As of October 21st, total Prop B campaign receipts exceeded 4.3 Million dollars, of which more than 3 million comes from out of state organizations, with over 2 Million from the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS). Other group contributors: the ASPCA, The Fund for Animals and Animal Welfare Advocacy in New York, Best Friends Animal Society of Utah, The Doris Day League in DC, and Big Cat Rescue of Florida.
Missouri Farm Bureau President Charlie Kruse says out of state interests have no business here. Kruse says there are already Missouri laws regulating dog breeders and Prop B will do “absolutely nothing to shut down unlawful dog breeders and will instead cause reputable and lawful dog breeders to close their businesses.”
As witnessed in other states, Kruse says “these radical animal rights groups and individuals will work to further regulate Missouri farmers, driving them out of business as well and driving up food costs.”
Proposition B is heavily favored in recent election polls.