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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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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all of the add-ons that threatened an individual's ability to have multiple pets, the Act was flawed and deserved to be repealed.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????

Simha

And you say you have democracy in the US. I live in Africa and am appalled that a handful of legislatures in a state in your country can cancel out the vote of the people. You ought to change your laws. What kind of democracy do you really. Have? You should change your laws so legislators can't easily wipe out a vote by the people -- and vote out the legislators as well. My heart goes out to all the good people who voted for this in your state of Missouri, which aparently will be the state of Misery for many animals. All animals, as well as humans, need protection from cruelty. And people need legal protection from over zealots officials who care little about the voice of the people.

Scott

God/dog one is a reflection of the other. I see a dog, I see God. Both offer boundless love. If you care about a dog, you care about a child. If you care about a child, you care about the sick. If you care about the sick, you care about the elderly. Do you see where this is going?

remainderman

I an not an animal rights activist, and I agree that there ought to be a priority in a society that protects humans first. That being said, I have three pets: two cats and a dog. They are loved, well kept and not mistreated.

What gets me about this repeal is that the voters wanted some protections for animals, and the legislature us just ignoring them. That to me is problematic. Unless the law created an undue burden to society, I think it should stay in effect.

Ronnie

Some puppies are more useful than those guys locked up. I am not saying all. Some puppies actually take care of sick children, lead disabled people. I saw a dog that saved a baby from drowning. I have learnt that these days the people who draw the civil rights card are not the loving and caring MLK type but the entitlement selfish group Obama and the left have created for their political gain.

Rae

Wake up people, treat your animals as you would want your children treated. These puppy mills need to be stopped & the people running them need jail time. They should not be allowed to even own a dog. Thee should be a list for them, just like child molester's being on a list, so should dog mill owners.

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