Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Initiative to Repeal Mo Prop B - Puppy Mills


A "government of the people, for the people, by the people...". 

The people went to the polls and voted.  And yet one Senator Stouffer has initiated a bill to repeal Prop B.  No wonder the fight to end greyhound racing faces such an uphill battle.

No matter how the people vote, the special interests, lobbyists, etc. take precedence.

It is a complete shame.  And a sham.

From Best Friends:

Dear Members and Friends,
The fight to protect puppy mill dogs isn’t over.
Over one million Missourians voted to pass the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act (Proposition B) that requires more humane care for thousands of dogs in the state’s puppy mills. But while pet lovers celebrate this victory for dogs, efforts are already underway to overturn the will of the voters!
Just months after citizens voted to pass Prop B, politicians have begun the 2011 legislative session with plans to repeal it. Senate Bill 4, a bill that solely and completely repeals the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, has already been filed by Senator Stouffer(R-21). Dogs in puppy mills are the only animals impacted by Prop B, but those opposed to the ballot measure managed to convince many people that it will also affect cattle, chickens, pigs and other livestock. And now this false claim is being used as an argument for repealing the Act that will improve the lives of countless dogs.
With just a few clicks, you can send a message to your legislators to let them know you don’t want them to repeal Prop B. Don’t let this win for dogs be snatched away! E-mailing your legislator is free, takes only a minute and will help Missouri’s dogs get the basic care they deserve.
Click here to contact your legislative representative now.
Thank you for being a voice for animals. Together we can bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets.

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