Monday, November 1, 2010

Proposition B Missouri 2010 - Voting on Prop B in Kansas City

Proposition B Missouri 2010 - Voting for Dummies
by Kansas City News


Apparently Missouri is known as the "puppy mill capital of the USA", churning out large breeding sites and businesses that are in some people's opinion treating dogs poorly.  Let's just start by stating the obvious, Proposition B is going to pass, period.  No one is going to vote against the fair treatment of puppies in Missouri. This one is a no-brainer as far as whether or not it will pass, but if you want to know exactly what your vote will count toward in tomorrow's poll here are some quick facts about Proposition B:

If you vote YES, the current legislature regulating the breeding of dogs in Missouri will be changed to ensure the proper treatment of the dogs / puppies during the breeding process.  The legislature will put limitations on the amount of puppies that can be produced by one single business entity and the frequency in which the puppies can be produced.

If you vote NO, the current law in question on Proposition B will remain unchanged in Missouri.

The official Proposition B reads as follows:
Shall Missouri law be amended 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;
  • prohibit any breeder from having more than 50 breeding dogs for the purpose of selling their puppies as pets; and
  • create a misdemeanor crime of “puppy mill cruelty” for any violations?
It is estimated state governmental entities will incur costs of $654,768 (on-going costs of $521,356 and one-time costs of $133,412). Some local governmental entities may experience costs related to enforcement activities and savings related to reduced animal care activities.
Fair Ballot Language:
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.
If passed, this measure will have no impact on taxes.

2 comments:

Jessica Bryand said...

You forgot to ad unemployment, settlements, loss of 2.5 billion in revenue! Here is how I was treated when I asked my questions, I am not a breeder nor do I work in the pet industry. These are the people that want to "save the puppies!"

http://www.facebook.com/notes/votenoonpropb/and-they-care-about-cruelty-for-dogs/103890806346767

Anonymous said...

Jessica maybe you should be locked in a cage and get shit on 24 hours a day 7 days a week from the time you were born until the day you die. Oh but in the mean time you will be made to breed and nomatter how hurt you are or starved you are you will still have to breed, does that sound like any kind of way to exist? I really dont care if they are just "dogs" its cruel and now illegal! Thank god! Just so you know Jessica I have a dog that I rescued from a puppy mill, the conditions the poor animals live in are inconceivable! My dog has had nothing but love since I got him a year ago and the poor guy is scared to death of everything except me. Imagine living on death row for your entire life in filth w/ no food or clean water, covered in feces and urine so bad that your skin is scalded, and imagine getting raped over and over so some white trash hoosier who is too lazy to get off there ass and get a job can make money. Do some research sweetie before you comment!

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