On the cusp of Richmond City Council ready to vote on a ban on the sale of dogs in pet stores this coming Monday, Nov. 8th, Missouri’s voters have taken matters into their own hands as well. Tonight they passed Proposition B to implement new regulations for dog breeders in that state! See the news.
Effective next year, the law will limit breeders to 50 dogs and outlaw wire floor cages amongst many other improvements for these facilities.
This new law in Missouri, a state with thousands of puppy-mill facilities, will make a difference all the way out to Richmond, BC. In the last week alone, two dogs were surrendered to the Richmond Animal Shelter who had been purchased at local pet stores. Both dogs (Spyder is shown left) could be traced back to puppy-mills in Missouri, where the Hunte Corporation, a puppy broker, buys many of its puppies for sale at auction.
THANK YOU, MISSOURI! You made a real difference for our dogs tonight.
But the news doesn’t stop there. The City of Langley has voted to have staff report back on options to curb puppy-mills right here in BC. See the article on puppy laundering.