Thursday, September 23, 2010

Voices: Vote NO to Prop B

By Ruthie Snodgrass
Special to The Globe Thu Sep 23, 2010, 07:38 AM CDT

LAMAR, Mo. — Missouri voters will find Proposition B on the ballot when they go to their polling places on Nov. 2. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has contributed more than $1.2 million in support of Proposition B.

Missouri Farm Bureau opposes Proposition B, Missouri Farmers Association opposes Proposition B, the Missouri Department of Agriculture believes its current program will do more for animal welfare than Proposition B. The Missouri Veterinary Medical Association opposes Proposition B. For more information, go to

Several state organizations have joined together to form Missourians for Animal Care Coalition.

Its purpose is to inform the public about Proposition B. The American Veterinary Medical Association opposes HSUS and Proposition B. Go to and

Millions of dollars worth of income and revenue will be gone from the state of Missouri.

Hundreds of thousands of tax dollars a year will be wasted enforcing needless regulations on Missouri’s respected, licensed breeders, while the unlicensed problem breeders remain unchecked.

HSUS is the richest and most powerful animal rights organization in the world.

Do not confuse animal rights organizations with animal welfare organizations.

For those folks who have been duped by HSUS into sending $240 annually in $19.99 monthly payments, less than $1.03 goes to feed a dog or cat.

Conscientious people concerned with the welfare of animals should support their local shelter. Every voter must not let themselves be fooled by wording on the ballot.

Vote “no” on Proposition B.

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