Repeal of Dog Breeding Bill Causes Commotion in House Hearing
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Repeal of Dog Breeding Bill Causes Commotion in House Hearing

Date: January 25, 2011
By: Rebecca May
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 94, HB 99, HB 131, SB 4, SB 95, SB 113

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Dog earings, bracelets, and t-shirts decorated the proponents of Proposition B while the other half of the room decorated themselves with buttons reading stop Prop. B. Becky May has more from Jefferson City.
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Wrap: People in favor or against Proposition B crammed their way in hearing room 6 Tuesday afternoon to continue the controversial dog breeding issue.

Sponsor of amending Prop B., Rep. Tony Dugger says he represents a rural part of Missouri in Douglass County, but many other counties including Wright County are against Proposition B.

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Description: "The no vote in Wright County was 84.4% and the no vote in Douglass County was 81.4% My district is overwhelmingly opposed to Prop B."

Dugger says proposition B would effect not only dog breeders but businesses like veterinarians and food supply stores.

Proponents of the Bill shared Dugger's reasoning.

The hearing exceeded the time for testimonials and will be rescheduled next week.

Reporting from the state Capitol I'm Becky May.

 

Intro: 
Dog Breeding in Missouri proves to still be a controversial issue after a House Agriculture Committee meeting. Becky May has more from Jefferson City.
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Wrap: Mobs of advocates and opponents showed up for amending the dog breeding bill also known as Proposition B Tuesday afternoon.

Sponsor of the Bill, Tony Dugger says a new issue with Prop. B is whether this applies to humane societies and dog shelters.

Kim Fuhr of the Laske County Humane Society begs to disagree.

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Description: "And I think the important part to remember is humane organizations are housing them temporarily. It's a second chance home until they go somewhere else. They are not living their lives five, six, seven, ten years in these conditions."

 

Fuhr also says that dog shelters have not been proven to have poor conditions like that of unlicensed and licensed dog breeders.

Reporting from the state Capitol I'm Becky May.


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