Gov. Jay Nixon today issued the following statement on the Missouri Solution that has been reached by animal welfare and agricultural groups regarding dog breeding in Missouri:
"I am extremely pleased that agriculture and animal welfare groups from across our state have worked together to reach a Missouri solution to this complex issue. The Missouri solution upholds the will of the voters by protecting the welfare of dogs, while also ensuring the future of Missouri agriculture. I look forward to having the Missouri solution, Senate Bill 161, on my desk as soon as possible."
Earlier today, Gov. Nixon signed Senate Bill 113. Senate Bill 161 includes complementary language that strengthens key provisions of SB 113 to ensure the proper care and treatment of dogs, while protecting Missouri's agricultural industry.