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Proposition A Questioned by Legislature

January 27, 1999
By: Chris Pelikan
State Capital Bureau

Less than three months after Missouri voters passed a ban on animal fighting, members of the legislature are trying to undo the initiative. Chris Pelikan has the story from Jefferson City:

Senators who introduced amendments claimed the voters were misled about the true nature of the proposition. That also was an argument from the Missouri Conservation Federation executive director, Deidre Hirner:

Lobbyists from the Missouri Alliance for animal legislation and the U.S. Humane Society, claimed that the voice of the people had already been heard. Chris Pelikan KMOX NEWS Jefferson City.


Lawmakers are attempting to amend an issue passed by voters less than three months ago. Chris Pelikan has the story from Jefferson City:

Lobbyists argued against a pair of senate bills that would amend an initiative passed last November banning animal fighting.

Among those testifying was Nancy Rowe with the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation:

Legislators argue the language of the proposition on the ballot did not accurately reflect its possible consequences. Amendments to the initiative would limit its range to cock-fighting and bear wrestling. Chris Pelikan KMOX news JEfferson City.