Missouri’s Puppy Mill Dogs Still Sentenced to Life in Mills; Sign the Pledge
We all are aware of the tragic turn of events in Missouri that resulted in Prop B being essentially stipped of everything that would stop the millers and bad breeders. Here’s a little something from the Humane Society (I realize everyone has their own opinions about HSUS) that should be spread around…
“Missouri’s dogs are suffering in thousands of large-scale puppy mills, and last year Missouri voters approved a ballot measure to turn around the state’s reputation as the puppy mill capital of America. But a handful of career politicians in Jefferson City substituted their judgment for the wisdom of nearly one million Missouri voters, and they gutted the new puppy mill standards before they were even allowed to take effect.
We vow not to turn away from this shameful step backwards, but to keep up the fight for Missouri’s dogs and against animal cruelty everywhere. That’s why we signed on to the “Your Vote Counts” campaign in Missouri. We want to make sure that future citizen initiatives — and the voices of Missouri voters — can’t be simply ignored when it doesn’t sit well with powerful special interests and a small group of legislators.
Let’s support this effort to protect Missourians’ right to a fair ballot initiative process and democracy — sign the pledge and join the campaign.
If passed, the Your Vote Counts Act would require a three-fourths vote of each chamber of the Legislature or another vote of the people in order to change or overturn a voter-approved ballot initiative. Right now, it only takes a simple majority in the legislature to overturn a citizen initiative — and that’s all that was needed when they gutted Prop B earlier this year. Several states, including Arizona, Michigan, Nebraska, and Arkansas have all implemented similar measures to protect the will of the people — let’s join them and turn around our reputation as the state whose lawmakers are most willing to ignore the voters.
Click here to sign the pledge and show your support for reining in Missouri’s out-of-control legislature and helping protect dogs from future legislative malfeasance.”