Missourians for Animal Care Coalition is mobilizing their forces to build opposition against Proposition B on the ballot in the upcoming Nov. 2 election.
The coalition was organized to inform the public about this ballot initiative that is backed by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to regulate dog kennels in Missouri and to address all animal care issues from companion animals to livestock.
Proposition B or the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act is grossly misleading the public about the regulation of dog kennels in Missouri today, the coalition states. In fact, Missouri already has strict dog kennel laws and was one of the first states in the nation to pass such a law in 1992.
It is estimated that the HSUS and related groups have spent over $3.5 million to support this measure.
The coalition has set up phone banks across Missouri to help inform citizens about the negative effects of Proposition B. Missouri pork producers are urged to volunteer their time to help in this cause. Please contact the Missouri Pork Association office for more information at (573) 445-8375 or go online at http://www.mopork.com.