Bob Barker Urges Missouri Voters to Help Stop Puppy Mills

Posted by Stephan Otto, ALDF's Director of Legislative Affairs on October 7, 2010

This November, Missouri voters will have the opportunity to change the state’s reputation as being the "puppy mill capital of the United States." Missouri’s Proposition B is a ballot initiative that, if passed, will improve some of the most egregious aspects of Missouri puppy mills.

Check out Bob’s letter and if you live in Missouri, please vote YES on Proposition B this November 2nd.

Dear Editor:

I am writing at the request of Dr. Patricia McEachern, Director of the Drury University Forum on Animal Rights and Dorothy Jo Barker Endowed Professor of Animal Rights to encourage Missouri voters to vote YES! on Proposition B on November 2.

As a former resident of the Show Me State, I am asking you to show the entire nation that Missouri voters will no longer accept the dubious distinction of being known as the “puppy mill capital of the country.”

Voting YES! on Prop B means that you want dogs to be treated humanely. A YES! vote on Prop B will outlaw cruel stacked wire cages where dogs are crammed together their entire lives. Dogs warehoused in unsanitary stacked wire cages never touch the grass; they never run and play like your dogs; they never breathe clean air. Prop B would require large-scale dog breeders to provide each dog under their care with sufficient food, clean water, improved housing and space, necessary veterinary care, regular exercise and rest between breeding cycles.

Join me and dog lovers all over the state of Missouri. Vote YES! on Prop B. And as a reminder: help control the pet population; have your pet spayed or neutered! Thank you, Missouri voters!

Incidentally, I am proud to be a Drury alumnus.

Sincerely,

Bob Barker