Political Victory for Animals In Missouri and Arizona!!

Results are in for the November 2nd, 2010 election: Prop 109 was defeated and Prop B was passed!

As you may know, Missouri’s Prop B was proposed to give stricter guidelines to dog breeders in order to ensure better welfare for the dogs. The Proposition was centered around the prevention of cruelty involved with the “puppy mill” industry. Now, breeders won’t be able to own more than 50 breeding dogs at a time and will have to get bigger, more comfortable cages for the puppies. Also, dogs will have the right to medication that isn’t expired, sanitary food and water, and a cleaner facility.

Arizona’s Prop 109, initiated by the NRA, was supposed to give the legislature exclusive authority over wildlife issues, meaning management of wildlife would no longer be based on scientific expertise, but on partisan politics. “Prop 109 was a power grab, pure and simple—and the voters of Arizona not only knew it, but clearly opposed it.” said said Stephanie Nichols-Young, chair of Arizonans Against the Power Grab – No on 109.

According to Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, “It was an incredible night for animal protection, going into a strong headwind. We are elated!”

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