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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Missouri Senator Bill Stouffer Files Bill to Repeal Puppy Mill Law

Posted By on Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 10:07 AM

Dog gone it, Bill Stouffer. - STOUFFERFORCONGRESS.COM
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  • Dog gone it, Bill Stouffer.
Last week, we told you how Missouri legislators were howling that they would repeal a ballot initiative passed November 2 placing new restrictions on dog breeders.

Proposition B, aimed to tackle Missouri's designation as the Puppy Mill Capital of America, largely came down to a vote between rural and urban districts. The measure passed with 51.6 percent of the vote.

Yesterday state senator Bill Stouffer, from the small town of Napton, Missour-ah, showed that he's got as much bite as bark -- officially filing a bill to repeal Prop. B.

"It does nothing to solve the problem of dog abuse," Stouffer told the Associated Press. "It only targets licensed dealers, and people that are ignoring the law now are not affected by this."

A representative from the ballot initiative responded: "It's a little frustrating that Proposition B has literally just passed, and the Legislature believes that it is time to replace it with its view of the issue."

Stouffer is something of a conservative lightning rod in the Senate. Over the past year, the Republican has also backed a measure to drug test welfare recipients and a resolution to keep keep the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. 

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