This week Animal Voices speaks with Barbara Schmitz, Missouri State Director for the Humane Society of the United States and campaign director for the YES! On Prop B campaign. The campaign is attempting to usher in The Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act in Missouri, where a full 30% of the estimated 3000 US Puppy Mills are located.
We talk to Schmitz about puppy mills, the campaign, the response from both Missourians and the resistance (and its Tea Party ties) and ask her some tough questions about animal welfare reforms in general.
We are happy to report that Prop B did in fact pass.
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