It’s not enough for me to write and publish a book about puppy mills.  I need to do more. I recently joined YES! on Prop B which is trying to pass a ballot initiative, The Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, that will improve the lives of dogs in commercial breeding operations in Missouri. Specifically, the measure will require large-scale dog breeding operations to provide each breeding dog under their care with the basics of humane animal care. Missouri has more than 1,500 puppy mill operations, and it is estimated that they supply more than 30% of puppies sold in pet stores.

Right now, dogs are suffering in cramped, filthy cages without veterinary care or protection from inclement weather. But you can help change it. Even if you don’t live in Missouri, you can make your voice heard. If lobby organizations from other states such as the Animal Owners of Texas, Virginia Federation of Dog Breeders and Owners, and the Ohio Professional Dog Breeders Association can try to influence this vote, then so can we – the concerned animal lovers around this country.

Will you join me by signing up for the campaign? Please go to  Thank you!