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Mo. senator proposes repealing dog-breeding law

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Bill Stouffer

By AP/St. Louis Public Radio

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri senator has filed legislation to repeal a voter-approved law creating new regulations for dog breeders.

Sen. Bill Stouffer, a Republican from Napton, says voters were misled and that the law will not help prevent the abuse of dogs.

A month ago, Missourians approved a ballot measure that limits Missourians to 50 breeding dogs. The dogs must be fed daily, get annual veterinary care and not be bred more than twice every 18 months. The measure was approved with 52 percent of the vote.

Supporters of the dog measure say the new legislation is disappointing and that the will of voters should be respected.

Lawmakers filed dozens of measures Wednesday. It was the first day to propose bills before the legislative session starts in January.


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