Just days after voters approved the so-called "Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act," Missouri lawmakers are looking for ways to weaken the law -- and show those who voted for Prop B that their votes don't matter.
Lawmakers are already bowing to the will of breeders and agriculture groups -- the ones on the wrong-end of the election -- arguing that the way pets are treated is different than the way breeders treat dogs.
The breeders and ag groups are arguing no one should tell them how often they can breed their bitches or how many dogs they can cram into cages or whether their dogs' food and water dishes can be rodent-feces free. Just not going to happen. And lawmakers are listening and plotting.
The Kansas City Star reported that since the measure is a state law, it's "subject to amendments, changes or outright repeal by the legislature." Oh boy, are lawmakers ready to make the law meaningless! But hey, it's all about saving jobs -- like say, rural lawmakers' jobs. Isn't democracy great?