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Proposition B from the SOS site: http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2010petitions/2010-085.asp
(9) ”Pet” means any domesticated animal normally maintained in or near the household of the owner thereof.
Domesticated animals are cattle, hogs, turkeys, chickens, etc. I am really wondering why the word “pet” means domesticated animals. IF they get this definition in the state, will they be after cattle, hogs, goats, sheep, etc.?
This proposition is cleverly written: (8) ”Person” means any individual, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, limited liability company, corporation, estate, trust, receiver, or syndicate.
This will get Cargill, Tyson, all the big animal industry in Missouri, along with all of the small farmers and larger. IF this passes, and “pet” definition is in the law, I am in trouble! If I have 20 cows, one bull and 20 goats and one billy. 42 head. Not a problem until they have little ones, BAM, I am in violation of the new law. I cannot keep farming with this amount of “pets” due to the costs of equipment, fuel, etc., and loss of income due this 50 limit.
(3) ”Necessary veterinary care” means, at minimum, examination at least once yearly by a licensed veterinarian; prompt treatment of any illness or injury by a licensed veterinarian; and, where needed, humane euthanasia by a licensed veterinarian using lawful techniques deemed “Acceptable” by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
I have to have a vet check all my animals once a year, and have to use them to doctor ANY ILLNESS OR INJURY? I can doctor my dog for a cold or minor cut. I do use a vet for ANYTHING serious, but this states ALL. IF the pet rules apply to all domesticated animals, and I have to have a vet check all of them once a year, this will bankrupt me and most farmers very quickly. AND CAN GO TO JAIL IF I DON'T!!!
They are REDUCING the feeding! By this proposition: (2) ”Sufficient food and clean water” means access to appropriate nutritious food at least once a day sufficient to maintain good health; and continuous access to potable water that is not frozen, and is free of debris, feces, algae, and other contaminants.
Current MO law states that the breeders feed twice a day. IF they are wanting to help animals, why only feed once a day?
This is on the ballot. PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU VOTE! OVER $620,000 dollars are minimally required for this proposition out of our currently strapped budget. Please consider the ramifications that this proposition could do to the farmers of Missouri. I am dead set against ANYONE who is cruel to ANY animal. I would support this bill if it had a funding source, and went after the ILLEGAL “puppy mills” and stated just that. With the 164 MILLION dollars that the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) currently has, why don’t they fund this effort? Why take away more revenue from OUR TAX DOLLARS to fund their Proposition?
PLEASE VOTE NO ON PROP B!!
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