The Humane Society of the United States has contributed $375,000 to the political action committee opposing the “right to farm” constitutional amendment on Missouri’s Aug. 5 ballot. Previously that PAC, known as Missouri’s Food for America, had raised just $46,000.
The PAC supporting the right-to-farm measure, Missouri Farmers Care, reports having around $478,000 cash on hand.
The Humane Society bankrolled a 2010 ballot measure implementing tougher regulations on puppy mills. If approved by voters, the right-to-farm legislation would amend the state’s constitution to state that the right to “engage in farming and ranching practices shall be forever guaranteed.”