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A Sad Day for Dogs in Missouri—House Votes to Repeal Prop B

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 3:00pm

Folks, we are facing our worst-case scenario: By a vote of 85-71, the Missouri House of Representatives has just joined the Missouri Senate in passing Senate Bill 113. This Bill would result in the total repeal of Prop B—also known as the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act—and wipe out the provisions to protect puppy mill dogs Missouri citizens fought for.

“On November 2, Missourians went to the polls, and Prop B won with the support of nearly a million Missouri voters,” says Cori Menkin, ASPCA Senior Director of Legislative Initiatives. “Whether you care about ending puppy mill cruelty or the democratic process, this attack on the will of the people is appalling.”

It is now in the hands of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to stop this assault on voters’ rights—and our team is on full alert ready to take necessary action. Please stay tuned for breaking news regarding the repeal of Prop B.

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Robert Boyd

Jim's correct. We need to be caring about people, but that doesn't keep us from caring about dogs or other animals, too. Both issues are things we need to address. Our humanity encompasses how we care for humans and animals. On this website, we are talking about caring for animals.

Rick Berry

I think the animal rights people sometimes go to far , But this is the will of the people and NOT about one dog or cat it is about shuting down Puppy mills, witch IS INDEED cruelty to animals this legislature should be VOTED OUT simply for NOT following the will of the people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am no tree hugger but JIM YOU NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathy.sander@me...

Have these people no heart? Get a petition going, fast. I'll be the first to sign it.

Kari Lee

Just curious, does anyone know if the Missouri House of Representatives has a Democratic or Republican majority?

Warbo

If it was only about puppy mills, it would be ok. However, after all of the add-ons that threatened an individual's ability to have multiple pets, the Act was flawed and deserved to be repealed.

Becky

The comments about only caring for animals and not humans sounds like a far-left leaning loon. Why can't people care about ALL living things? Inhumane acts against animals needs to be addressed, not ignored by the ignorant who rant. I cannot believe this legislation was voted down, where is COMMON SENSE anymore????

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