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@WalkingX, Prop B doesn't replace any current laws for animal welfare, so it couldn't "reduce" standards: "The provisions of this section are in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other state and federal laws protecting animal welfare." Prop B actually clarifies and strengthens several standards of care.
Prop B also states that these basic standards of care only apply to anyone with more than 10 adult, unspayed female dogs being bred to sell their puppies as pets. The 50 breeding dog limit is also clearly spelled out to only apply to dogs being bred to sell their puppies as pets, so it would have no effect on pet owners, livestock farmers, etc.
People around the country have supported Prop B because Missouri has about 30 percent of the country's puppy mills. These cruel facilities ship dogs to pet stores and sell dogs to consumers all over the country, making this a national problem.
At the same time, more than 190,000 Missouri voters signed petitions to put Prop B on the ballot, and thousands of Missouri volunteers helped gather signatures for the campaign. Thousands of individual Missourians have also donated to support YES! on Prop B.
P.S. The Humane Society of the United States celebrates pets and work to protect them from cruelty -- which is exactly why we're one of the groups supporting Prop B to protect dogs in Missouri puppy mills.
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