As manager of the Cardinals for going on sixteen years, Tony La Russa is one of the most respected baseball managers in the country. He’s also a champion for animals and the Co-founder of the Animal Rescue Foundation.
In a new PSA, La Russa voices his support for Proposition B in Missouri –a piece of legislation that would “amend Missouri law to require large-scale dog breeding operations to provide each dog under their care with sufficient food, clean water, housing and space; necessary veterinary care; regular exercise; and adequate rest between breeding cycles.”
What’s more, the measure would prohibit any breeder from having more than 50 breeding dogs for the purpose of selling their puppies as pets, and create a misdemeanor crime of “puppy mill cruelty” to those who break the law.
“Thousands of dogs are crammed into small and filthy cages for their entire life at these large-scale puppy mills,” says La Russa. “No responsible pet-owner would ever treat an animal like that; it’s cruel, it’s inhumane, and we need to change it.”
Check out Tony’s PSA below, and stop by YesOnPropB.com to find out why this legislation is downright necessary!