Mexico Dog Breeding Operation Draws Attention to Proposition B
HALLSVILLE - Animal Rescuers from across the country were in mid-Missouri on October 30 after the closing of a large-scale dog breeding operation in Mexico. The Schindler Breeding Facility in Mexico held an auction for the rescued dogs. More than 800 puppies were up for sale. Rescuers only were able to purchase about 200.
One rescuer, Heidi Harden, came 500 miles from Minneapolis, Minnesota for the auction. She said normally her group doesn't travel this far out of its way, but this weekend, the rescue comes before Tuesday's elections, when the controversial Proposition B is up for a statewide vote.
The measure targets new regulations at puppy mills in Missouri. But smaller breeders and agricultural interests said the measure would hurt legitimate breeders and farmers.