What do puppies have to do with Missouri’s new agriculture data bill?

Senate Bill 928, sponsored by Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, would provide greater privacy protection to farmers partnering with state agencies on environmental research.

The Humane Society of the United States believes the bill’s vague language could also prevent the release of records related to commercial dog breeding, allowing safe harbor for unethical “puppy mill” owners.

However, Munzlinger disagrees, saying his bill would do nothing of the sort.

Read the Missourian’s coverage of the bill here.

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Author: Zachary Reger

A graduate of the University of Missouri with degrees in journalism, philosophy and film studies, Zach's primary interests lie in political reporting, media production and social philosophy.

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