puppy mills http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. Gen. Assembly Approves Right To Farm & Ranch, Will Go On Mo. Ballot http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gen-assembly-approves-right-farm-ranch-will-go-mo-ballot <P>The <A href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</A> and <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Senate</A> have passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee farmers and ranchers the right to farm and ranch.</P> <P>Supporters of <A href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HJR11&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R">House Joint Resolution 11 &amp; 7</A>&nbsp;expressed concerns that left-leaning interests outside of Missouri are trying to overregulate what happens on a farm or ranch, to the point where it would become economically impossible to carry on.&nbsp; Opponents say the ri Tue, 14 May 2013 20:28:31 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26389 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Gen. Assembly Approves Right To Farm & Ranch, Will Go On Mo. Ballot New dog breeder rules finalized by Mo. Dept. of Agriculture http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-dog-breeder-rules-finalized-mo-dept-agriculture <p><a href="http://mda.mo.gov/">The Missouri Department of Agriculture</a> has&nbsp;finalized the first set of new rules for dog breeders in Missouri, which go into effect January first.</p><p>They&#39;re the result of<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=4091895"> a compromise </a>reached earlier this year between Governor Jay Nixon (D)&nbsp;and Republican lawmakers. Fri, 07 Oct 2011 23:28:27 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2213 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New dog breeder rules finalized by Mo. Dept. of Agriculture Nixon adds $1.1 million for oversight of dog breeders http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-adds-11-million-oversight-dog-breeders <p>Missouri&rsquo;s budget for next fiscal year includes $1.1 million more for oversight of dog breeders.</p><p>Governor Jay Nixon highlighted the funding at a press conference Tuesday at the Humane Society of Missouri in St. Louis.</p><p>The move comes after the governor helped craft a compromise bill this spring that toughened state oversight of dog breeders but scaled back some provisions of the voter-approved initiative Prop B.</p><p>Humane Society of Missouri president Kathy Warnick says the group has no regrets about the compromise. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 Jun 2011 18:43:05 +0000 Maria Altman 1432 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon adds $1.1 million for oversight of dog breeders Mo. Gov. Nixon may be close to signing Prop. B reversal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gov-nixon-may-be-close-signing-prop-b-reversal <p>Missouri House leaders believe Governor Jay Nixon may be on the verge of signing a controversial bill that reverses Proposition B.&nbsp;</p><p>The voter-approved initiative limits dog breeders to 50 per operation and requires larger cages, more outdoor access and annual veterinary exams.&nbsp;</p><p>Nixon is also proposing a compromise that would remove the 50-dog-per-breeder cap while leaving some of the&nbsp;other restrictions in place.&nbsp; House Speaker Steven Tilley says they&rsquo;ll take up the governor&rsquo;s compromise after he signs the rollback bill into law.</p> Tue, 26 Apr 2011 21:45:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1042 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Gov. Nixon may be close to signing Prop. B reversal Dueling Prop B rallies held in Mo. capital as Nixon weighs options http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dueling-prop-b-rallies-held-mo-capital-nixon-weighs-options <p>As <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon </a>(D) weighs his options on a bill to roll back voter-approved dog breeding regulations, supporters and opponents of <a href="http://sos.mo.gov/elections/2010petitions/2010-085.asp">Proposition B</a> staged dueling rallies a few blocks from each other in Jefferson City.</p><p>Several hundred people gathered outside the State Capitol to urge the governor to sign<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=4075538"> a bill </a>passed by the <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House </a>and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Senate</a> that would remove the 50-dog per breeder limit and relax provisions for living space and veterinary exams. Thu, 21 Apr 2011 06:01:53 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1001 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dueling Prop B rallies held in Mo. capital as Nixon weighs options Proposition B supporters, opponents, agree on compromise proposal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/proposition-b-supporters-opponents-agree-compromise-proposal <p>A compromise has been announced between supporters and opponents of <a href="http://sos.mo.gov/elections/2010petitions/2010-085.asp">Proposition B</a> on a new proposal to overhaul dog-breeding regulations passed by Missouri voters last year.</p><p>The agreement would remove the 50-dog limit, allowing breeders to have as many dogs as they want. Tue, 19 Apr 2011 02:41:17 +0000 Marshall Griffin 976 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Proposition B supporters, opponents, agree on compromise proposal Mo. Senate passes reversal of Proposition B http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-passes-reversal-proposition-b <p>The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> has passed controversial legislation that would reverse portions of <a href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2010petitions/2010-085.asp">Proposition B</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Voters narrowly approved the ballot measure last November, which limits dog breeders to 50 dogs per operation and requires adequate food, water and outdoor access. Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:28:48 +0000 Marshall Griffin 702 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate passes reversal of Proposition B Mo. Senate endorses repeal of dog breeding law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-endorses-repeal-dog-breeding-law <p>The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> has given first-round approval to <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=4075538">a bill that would reverse portions of Proposition B</a>, <a href="http://kwmuelection2010.wordpress.com/results/">a ballot measure&nbsp;narrowly approved by voters last year</a>&nbsp;to regulate dog breeders.</p><p>The bill would do away with Proposition B&rsquo;s limit of 50 dogs per breeder, and changes the name of the law from &ldquo;Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act&rdquo; to &ldquo;Canine Cruelty Prevention Act.&rdquo; Tue, 08 Mar 2011 23:31:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 684 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate endorses repeal of dog breeding law Missouri puppy mills face new restrictions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-puppy-mills-face-new-restrictions <p>Missouri voters passed a ballot measure in November for tougher rules on dog breeders. Now the Missouri legislature is attempting to overturn the vote.</p><p><a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/02/04/am-missouri-puppy-mills-face-new-restrictions/">Check out the story</a> from our own <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/people/adam-allington">Adam Allington</a> featured on <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/">Marketplace</a> this morning.</p> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 20:10:27 +0000 Adam Allington & Kelsey Proud 463 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri puppy mills face new restrictions