A Sad Day for Dogs in Missouri—House Votes to Repeal Prop B

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 3:00pm

Folks, we are facing our worst-case scenario: By a vote of 85-71, the Missouri House of Representatives has just joined the Missouri Senate in passing Senate Bill 113. This Bill would result in the total repeal of Prop B—also known as the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act—and wipe out the provisions to protect puppy mill dogs Missouri citizens fought for.

“On November 2, Missourians went to the polls, and Prop B won with the support of nearly a million Missouri voters,” says Cori Menkin, ASPCA Senior Director of Legislative Initiatives. “Whether you care about ending puppy mill cruelty or the democratic process, this attack on the will of the people is appalling.”

It is now in the hands of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to stop this assault on voters’ rights—and our team is on full alert ready to take necessary action. Please stay tuned for breaking news regarding the repeal of Prop B.

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If it was only about puppy mills, it would be ok. However, after all of the add-ons that threatened an individual's ability to have multiple pets, the Act was flawed and deserved to be repealed.


The comments about only caring for animals and not humans sounds like a far-left leaning loon. Why can't people care about ALL living things? Inhumane acts against animals needs to be addressed, not ignored by the ignorant who rant. I cannot believe this legislation was voted down, where is COMMON SENSE anymore????


And you say you have democracy in the US. I live in Africa and am appalled that a handful of legislatures in a state in your country can cancel out the vote of the people. You ought to change your laws. What kind of democracy do you really. Have? You should change your laws so legislators can't easily wipe out a vote by the people -- and vote out the legislators as well. My heart goes out to all the good people who voted for this in your state of Missouri, which aparently will be the state of Misery for many animals. All animals, as well as humans, need protection from cruelty. And people need legal protection from over zealots officials who care little about the voice of the people.


God/dog one is a reflection of the other. I see a dog, I see God. Both offer boundless love. If you care about a dog, you care about a child. If you care about a child, you care about the sick. If you care about the sick, you care about the elderly. Do you see where this is going?


I an not an animal rights activist, and I agree that there ought to be a priority in a society that protects humans first. That being said, I have three pets: two cats and a dog. They are loved, well kept and not mistreated.

What gets me about this repeal is that the voters wanted some protections for animals, and the legislature us just ignoring them. That to me is problematic. Unless the law created an undue burden to society, I think it should stay in effect.