MO is ‘heart’ of puppy mill industry, new report finds

Over the weekend, the Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Task Force conducted a rescue of 19 dogs from an unlicensed breeder in Urbana, MO.

In their once-a-year record of worst pet dog breeders in the country, advocacy team Humane Culture of the United States had Missouri topping the listing with 26 of the most abusive pet mills. 

Because the listing was initially released 10 decades in the past, Missouri has topped the checklist every yr. In 2022 the Exhibit-Me condition garnered 26 places on the checklist — as opposed to just 17 in Iowa, 12 in New York and 7 each and every in Kansas and Wisconsin. 

“The 2022 Horrible Hundred report is our 10th yearly report on challenge puppy dog breeders and sellers in the United States. The Humane Modern society of the United States has released the Awful Hundred report yearly considering that 2013 to warn buyers about typical problems at pup mills and dog-offering dealers, and to press for new legislation and more powerful enforcement of humane guidelines. Completely, our 10 decades of reviews have lined extra than 650 breeders and dealers in 33 different states in excess of that very same interval,” reads the report. 

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