In Missouri, the Republicans are trying to roll back an anti-puppy mill law.
Saying the new requirements would put the dog breeding industry out of business, the state Senate voted 20-14 on Thursday for a wholesale rewrite.
On the cutting room floor: rules limiting kennels to 50 breeding dogs and requiring annual hands-on veterinary exams and larger, ground-level cages with access to the outdoors.
Instead, veterinarians would do walk-through inspections at least twice a year and provide exercise plans for dogs. Dogs could be confined in stacked cages so long as they had solid surfaces to lie on.
Yes, the Republicans are in bed with the puppy mills. Shameful. One of the most disgusting and cruel industries in America, and the Republicans are defending them. Good people.