- Jackson man to cast electoral vote for Trump; others trying to dissuade him (11/29/16)51
- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Hotel chain president: City should regulate short-term lodging (11/27/16)16
- Former Cape council member dies, remembered as 'wonderful public servant' (11/29/16)1
- Woman accused in three robberies disguised herself as man (11/29/16)5
- Thankful people: Marble Hill woman been through much and remains thankful (11/24/16)
- Officers: Delta man dies during domestic dispute (11/28/16)1
- Business notebook: New store shows faith in Scott City district (11/28/16)
- Missouri chamber to honor Cape's John Mehner (11/30/16)4
- Light Christmas: Thousands gather to view Parade of Lights (11/28/16)5
Proposition B: Stop puppy cruelty
This November, the Humane Society of Missouri urges all Missourians to vote 'yes' on Proposition B, the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act.
We are a private Missouri organization on the front lines of this shameful Missouri problem rescuing and rehabilitating tens of thousands of dogs from substandard puppy mills living in disgusting, deplorable conditions no caring person would ever want for any animal. Dogs are crammed into small and filthy cages, denied veterinary care, exposed to extreme weather and given no exercise or human affection. We treat them for severe eye, ear and skin infections, dental disease, dehydration, malnutrition, parasites and chronic behavior issues.
Current laws are not enough to end this criminal treatment of dogs. As a regular partner with local law enforcement agencies investigating cases of animal abuse, we know Proposition B will give them the additional tools they need to enforce these new, very clear, basic standards of care.
Opposition groups are attempting to divert attention from the tragic truth that dogs in puppy mills suffer horribly every day. That Missourians have allowed this situation to continue for so long is wrong. Proposition B will stop puppy mill abuses. It does not target agriculture or hunting. It deals only with dogs in large breeding facilities.
We're joined by veterinarians, law enforcement officials, responsible dog breeders, civic leaders and thousands of caring Missourians in support of this common-sense measure. Read the full text of Proposition B at YesonPropB.com.
End the suffering of defenseless dogs. Vote 'yes' on Prop B.
KATHRYN W. WARNICK,
President, Humane Society of Missouri, St. Louis, Mo