Missouri voters pass puppy mill cruelty prevention act, GOP attempting to repeal it

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by yg17, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. yg17 macrumors G5

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    As a dog lover and a Missourian who voted for this bill back in November, this pisses me off.

    http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/244286/3/Committee-backs-changes-in-dog-breeding-law

    Can't let the big socialist government get in the way of depriving a dog of water and decent living conditions. Oh, don't worry, the free market will take care of it! :rolleyes:


    What the hell is the point of letting us vote on laws if the legislature is going to repeal it 3 months later? This state makes me sick.
     
  2. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    my question is what would repealing that law do in terms of good?

    If anything that law helps out everyone. It reduces the inbreeding problems of some breeds of dogs from getting worse than it already has. If anything that law makes the breeds healthier.

    Some breeds of dogs are having some major issues like Golden retrievers and labs because of how popular they are. I like those 2 breeds and yes want a Golden for my own dog but finding a good one is hard because puppy mills have really help destroy the breed.
     
  3. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    So let me get this straight...

    A voter initiative passed by the people may be repealed by the Republican state government....

    ...which even has the unmitigated chutzpah to give the bill a name that is a macabre mockery of the law the people just passed?

    Republicans are no longer just laughing in our faces. They are now pissing on them.
     
  4. leekohler macrumors G5

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    No amount of stupidity surprises me anymore from the GOP- It just keeps getting dumber.
     
  5. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    How much money can a puppy mill lobby put together?

    Enough, I guess, when they also whisper "You can also **** with the electorate!!"
     
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    "I'm from Missouri. Screw me!!!"

    Some will get this one, most will not. ;)
     
  8. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I am from Missouri, and I saw on the news that there was something off about this bill. My memory fails to remember what it was, but maybe someone here can remember?
     
  9. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    See if you can find it on this page. The argument appears to be that this will endanger veal, hunting and livestock tending (slippery slope), and that it only burdens licensed breeders without affecting illegal operations (like the argument "gun control affects honest gun owners but not criminals").
     
  10. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Not arguing with you, just stating I think 'illegal' activities are all ready covered by our law enforcement agencies so why would the state government use this as a reason to repeal a law? My answer: The GOP has always been myopic when it comes to business. Regardless of what they claim, the all mighty dollar is their God.
     

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