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Group forms to oppose Missouri dog ballot measure

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By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A new group has formed to oppose a Missouri ballot measure that would impose new restrictions on dog breeders.

The question on the Nov. 2 statewide ballot would limit how many breeding dogs Missourians could own and how frequently the dogs could be bred. It also would set rules for the dogs' living space.

An opposition group, Alliance for Truth, says the measure is designed to force legitimate dog breeders out of business. Others fear the measure could prompt restrictions on animal agriculture. The new group has reported raising $20,000.

Several organizations are supporting the ballot measure. Their campaign committee, called Missourians for the Protection of Dogs, reports raising more than $2 million.

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