The puppy mills will continue to operate in Missouri. Sorry folks, but you didn’t vote for it to end. You may think you did and feel all good in your heart, but the nasty mills will not shut down. All you did was make it more difficult for the legitimate dog breeders and kennel operators to run their business or even stay in it. They are now stuck with more regulations and fees to get in compliance. Will those puppy mills actually comply? No, they will continue to operate under the radar and sell dogs cheaper under the table than ever before, due to the fact that more of the folks who mean well and want to be within the requirements of the law will be driven to get out of the business altogether. Outlawing meth has stopped it from being produced hasn’t it?
Now if the backers behind this bill want, they may begin trying to focus on other areas of animal agriculture. They’d love to see small family businesses and farms bite the dust, as they are really just big business people disguised as a sympathetic group. I’d like to think people will only take so much of this nonsense before they strike back. I’m to the point I hope they do soon.
This is not right to think this way, but I almost hope the legitimate operators of kennels will just overload the humane societies of the cities with their dogs when they shut down. This serves the voters in those places right. However, these poor creatures will suffer worse, as the truly targeted puppy mills from this proposition will continue to operate undetected; only the law-abiding people were punished yesterday.
We have levels of government that are good at making laws, but not enforcing them. So when the consequences of no enforcement grows thick, like the Missouri puppy mill situation, then all they want to do is make a new law; and our tax dollars are wasted as similar laws are literally stacked on top of each other. There were laws in place that should have handled this cruelty to animals had it been enforced, but no it wasn’t. Now, the law-abiding will suffer with this new proposition.