Monday, October 11, 2010
Vote NO on Missouri's Prop B
I heard sometime last spring that the Humane Society of the United State had decided to target Missouri. They think that if they get Missouri under their control then other states will follow. These people really want NO one to have pets let alone livestock. I wonder what makes them think Missouri will allow them to impose.. When NAIS was trying all but ONE person in a question and answer session was against NAIS and that person got Booed out of the place. They say the place was standing room only...
Missouri has plenty of laws in place to control kennels(Blue Ribbon Kennel Program) but not enough staff to enforce them. In the comparison link below it tells how many agents and regions there are in Missouri and what their job is. Obviously some people will still try to get around the law that's just pretty much a given with anything. Others will stay with in the law and do their best to uphold it.
The say backyard breeders are as bad as puppy mills.. Well I raised Labradors for a while. I was considered a backyard breeder but my dogs were well socialized and healthy. Because I just had a few they got alot of attention. They were pets with a side business. All of our puppies found good homes and people called to say they were such good dogs. Now I don't agree with kennels and the caged animals. I honestly don't see how someone can handle 50 breeding animals and say they are well socialized. But I have more than 50 animals and we take care of them. So WHO am I to say that it cant be done. I would rather see bigger cages and where they can get outside more often for most breeds! Some breeds of dogs are inside dogs and do not really go outside. Dogs are pets for the most part with the exception of working breeds.
Okay so I am getting sidetracked.. This link compares the laws we have in place to Prop B.
Prop B vs. Current Missouri Law
I read somewhere that Animal Welfare has been Hijacked by Animal Rights.. PETA, HSUS and other organization like them do NOT have the animal's welfare at heart.
Vote No On Prop B
The Truth About Prop B
This link has alot of easy to understand info.
Prop B Article
HSUS and ASPCA Working together in Missouri
HSUS Targets Missouri
So what does this have to do with me a person who doesn't raise dogs? But has around 20 goats+/- depending on the time of year, 30 chickens,7 rabbits,3 dogs(all fixed) and a couple of cats roaming around??
Proposition B is what they call a Gateway Bill. Once they make way with regulating dogs then they will turn their attention to other animals. HSUS backs PropB and is the driving force behind it. In reality HSUS just need to get out and stay out. We take care of our own here in Missouri. Puppy Mills are busted all the time and done away with. It may take some time but eventually with people helping they will get to the ones that are true offenders and not the ones trying to abide by the law. Honestly I do Not believe they are as common as they used to be.. I see more and more real kennels that have plenty of space and very well kept animals. I also think with the way the economy is that the pet business has taken a major hit because people don't have the $$ to spend on them anymore.
Dogs have been domesticated for 1000's of years! Do the Animal rights groups Honestly think that will change in just a few years? They will continue to breed even if running loose and not a pet then you would have wild dogs that would be a threat to people and other animals. . I am all for spaying/neutering pets because not all animals need to be reproducing. There is a lot that needs to be considered when you are breeding animals of any species.
God gave us dominion over the animals and they are here for our use. Whether its for food, pets or work. We are to take care of them that's called Animal Husbandry. Animals will always be a big part of our lives and that is something that No Animal Rights Group can take away no matter how hard they try.
Okay I hope this makes sense to someone! I encourage people to do their own research and NOT take an other's word for it. But most of all I encourage you to VOTE!! That way if it doesn't go the way you think it should You have Every Right to complain!lol You don't vote YOU have no right to complain! But most of all your vote does count! We have a duty to Vote and everyone needs to make the effort.
Your Vote Counts.
VOTE NO ON MISSOURI PROP B!