To: Governor Mike Parson

Rescue Dogs and Democracy

Please stop the Missouri state legislature's effort to repeal Proposition B, the Puppy Mill Cruelty Act that was passed by a statewide majority in last November's general election. Veto SB 113, uphold Proposition B, and make sure that Missouri dog breeders are held to humane standards in the treatment of dogs at their facilities.

Why is this important?

Last year, Missouri citizens who are tired of our state's reputation of "Puppy Mill Capital of America" circulated a petition to place a proposition on the November ballot that would set humane standards for the treatment of dogs and puppies in dog breeding facilities. They collected twice the required amount of signatures, and Proposition B was placed on the ballot. It passed statewide with 51.6% of the vote. Republican legislators immediately began the work of repealing the measure, claiming that it was the beginning of an attack on the freedoms of farmers, that urban voters didn't understand the proposisiton, and that, even though it was passed by a majority of voters, it was defeated in the majority of counties. The state house and senate passed the repeal. The repeal bill (SB113) now heads to the governor for his signature. This is a blatant attempt to overturn the will of the voters as expressed in a free and fair election. We MUST convince Governor Nixon to veto this repeal, to reinstate democracy, and to give dogs the protection from puppy mill cruelty they deserve.

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Reasons for signing

  • We worked very hard to get this on the ballot and the people voted. This is what "We The People" want and it is not for anyone to change it. If it gets changed "We The People" will work very hard to throw out each and every politician who had a hand in changing it!!
  • The people have spoken!!!
  • What about the will of the voters? If changes are to be made it should again be put before the voters.