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Missouri Proposition B: The Puppy Mill Bill

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“Sounding off for the citizens”

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Missouri Proposition B: Dog Breeding Regulations, also known as the Puppy Mill Bill.

A "YES" vote will 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. The amendment further prohibits any breeder from having more than 50 breeding dogs for the purpose of selling their puppies as pets. The amendment also creates a misdemeanor crime of "puppy mill cruelty" for any violations.

A “NO” vote will not change the current Missouri law regarding dog breeders.

How will you vote on November 2?
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Ill vote HELL TO THE YEA!!!
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It is time that we show some compassion for our animal friends who can not speak for themselves. It is our obligation to vote YES and protect them from the horrors of the puppy mills in Missouri.
My vote is YES which is the right vote and I hope that your vote is also YES on Proposition B. Thank you.

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NO! This bill is endorsed by the Humane Society of the United States, not to be confused with your local Humane Society. They are NOT who you think they are!!!

This is an anti-agriculture organization. This bill may SAY puppy mill on it, but it is the precursor to putting restrictions on livestock production as well.

If you think your meat is expensive at the grocery store now, just wait until the local farmers are forced to comply with ridiculous standards that will drive them into bankruptcy.

Google this bill before you vote!!!!! There is MUCH more to this story than puppies.

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Animal lover wrote:
It is time that we show some compassion for our animal friends who can not speak for themselves. It is our obligation to vote YES and protect them from the horrors of the puppy mills in Missouri.
My vote is YES which is the right vote and I hope that your vote is also YES on Proposition B. Thank you.
There are already laws in place that are designed to prevent animal abuse. The problem is enforcing the existing laws.

I adore animals too! We have dogs, cats, birds, etc. And I am completely against abuse of any kind. But I am so also against manipulating the public into voting for laws that are really just a special interests in disguise.

Please read up on this bill before voting. Thanks!!!
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If this happens then they are going to want to go after large scale feeding operations for cattle, dairy, and hogs. We can not let that happen.
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I will vote No cause it is a stupid bill. My dad has a kennel that he takes very good care of the dogs he has in it. They already have laws that should be enforced by the government and police instead of adding more to it.
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The actual bill can be read here

http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2010petitions...

Looks like you should go ahead and vote yes as it only applies to female dogs and as long as you breed dogs you say are for "hunting" you don't have to comply.
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It also doesn't apply to the puppies or the male breeding dogs so you can still treat them anyway you want. Looks like this should be one of those laws that makes you feel good about things without really helping. Kind of like paying for a Compact Fluorescent Bulb. Go ahead and vote yes. No harm Done.
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Does it matter WHO endorses the bill as long as it is beneficial to abused animals, and puts a leash on those rotten no-count greedy bastards that inflect misery upon defenseless animals? I know there are some very fine breeders out there, but the others need to me stopped!
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Greene wrote:
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There are already laws in place that are designed to prevent animal abuse. The problem is enforcing the existing laws.
I adore animals too! We have dogs, cats, birds, etc. And I am completely against abuse of any kind. But I am so also against manipulating the public into voting for laws that are really just a special interests in disguise.
Please read up on this bill before voting. Thanks!!!
You are exactly right. Manipulation and those aweful commercials. Always a hidden agenda.
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To those who are opposed to this:

It is absolutely laughable how someone can say that they like/love animals, yet attempt to persuade people into voting no on this amendment under the disguise of paranoia that somehow your meat will be recalled. And yes, it is paranoia. Anything else is simply going above and beyond in your paranoid minds thinking otherwise. As if I really need to state this but Missouri is the #1 leading state of puppy mills and some good people decide they want to try to change that. In response, we get some scared people thinking that all meat will be outlawed in the state of Missouri. One thing I actually agree with "Greene" on however is that I also urge people to read proposition B. If you want to help the helpless, vote yes. If you're paranoid, vote no. Its pretty simple.....

The only thing Prop B is asking for (and don't readd into either "side's points" ex:HSUS OR the opponents) is for better conditions for dogs in breeding situations...
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I will vote No cause it is a stupid bill. My dad has a kennel that he takes very good care of the dogs he has in it. They already have laws that should be enforced by the government and police instead of adding more to it.
Then he shouldn't have anything to worry about. Should he. I vote on the issue not all the nonsense unprovable fears of what could happen. If the agriculture laws change it will be because a majority of the people want the laws to change. In the meantime dogs deserve food and water and clean shelter and clean space to move around, away from their poo- DAILY.
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FarmerJoe wrote:
If this happens then they are going to want to go after large scale feeding operations for cattle, dairy, and hogs. We can not let that happen.
If you read the definition of "Pet" in the bill, it is called a domesticated animal. Cattle, sheep and hogs are listed right under dogs on the list of domesticated animals. You are right Farmer Joe. If the really meant to protect only dogs here, it should read dog and not pet.

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If your dad runs a reputable kennel, he should HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THE BILL!!!!!!!!!!
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Don't worry folks...it only applies to 10 or more Female Breeding dogs. We can still fight the males and use the left over puppies for fish bait. Vote Yes and get the Libs off your back.
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Sweetie wrote:
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If you read the definition of "Pet" in the bill, it is called a domesticated animal. Cattle, sheep and hogs are listed right under dogs on the list of domesticated animals. You are right Farmer Joe. If the really meant to protect only dogs here, it should read dog and not pet.
You Can't read....your Cattle aren't kept in the house so they aren't pets. I suspect you might have sheep in the house though.
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Very good point "humane anyone". The "No" voters are voting no out of fear and paranoia. I for one don't live my life out of fear and paranoia. That's not a life for me and for so many dogs in this state, they have no life. I am appalled that anyone protesting against a "yes" on prop B would actually tell someone to read the proposition!(its that kind of stupidity that will get your cronies a loss on this bill-and i assure you it will) Are you serious? They go on and on about an "agenda" but shouldn't there be something said about the agenda by all the opponents? Hmmm, that, they seem to want to leave out....
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Sweetie also wrote:
<quoted text>You Can't read....your Cattle aren't kept in the house so they aren't pets. I suspect you might have sheep in the house though.
If you look up the list of what the bill refers to as domesticated animals, dogs are first on the list, then cattle, sheep, hogs, cats. They do not have to be living in your house, they just have to be maintained by you and rely on you for their care on your property. That means in my fields that is fenced and they are fed grain and hay, so yes they are domesticated animals to which this bill refers to as a pet. No sarcasm intended, if it reads that way.
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I worked to gather signatures so we could get this on the ballot. I think you should take a moment to read the bill instead of trying to scare people into thinking there is more to it then protecting animals. I would urge people to make suprise visits to some of these mills, if after seeing the conditions these poor animals are in and you still vote against the bill, you have no heart. And where are you getting information that the cost of meat will go up? That has nothing to do with this, and is untrue. Thats why its the puppy mill cruelty protection act. All we want are better conditions for the animals, is that asking to much? Why should a dog have to give birth over and over only to be killed when she cant produce any longer. Its disgusting!!!

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