Thursday, March 17, 2011

Prop B supporters protest changes to law

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (MISSOURI PUBLIC RADIO) - Protesters walked the halls of the Capitol, to defend the choice Missouri voters made last November when they approved Proposition B.

The bill to repeal parts of Proposition B was given first round approval by the Senate last week, a decision some Missouri dog lovers don't agree with.

The protesters say the bill would give power back to the dog breeders. Sponsor of the bill Senator Mike Parson says the protesters do not fully understand what his bill does.

"I don't agree with them. I think they're trying to say things that are really not true. They are going around saying we are trying to repeal the bill and that's their mindset that's fine, but I don't think my intent was ever to repael proposition B," Parsons said.

Parson says his bill improves on prop B, by strengthening laws against unlicensed breeders.

Protester Susan Tolliver says she is embarrassed by the state of Missouri's association with puppy millswhich have been chronicled on national television programs. The protestors hope to encourage legislators to vote aginst the bill.

Megan McGinnis, Missouri Digital News


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