say no to abolishing local control
Senate Bill 391 will ban county commissions and health boards from regulating standards or enacting requirements on any agricultural operation, effectively eliminating local control for municipalities. These local ordinances exist to better protect their citizens from industrialized agriculture, including exposure to air and water pollution. Factory farms decimate property values, harm the environment, and cause widespread animal suffering.
stop industry self-regulation
At least 20 counties in MO maintain county health ordinances that House Bill 951 will eviscerate. It will block law enforcement and animal control officers from inspecting dog breeding facilities, animal abuse complaints, or petting zoos for ANY statutory violation.
H.B. 951 will endanger the health and safety of thousands and thousands of animals and localities should retain the right to inspect and investigate operations and cases in order to safeguard local business, consumers, and animals alike.
END BREED SPECIFIC LEGISLATION IN MISSOURI
Encourage your legislators to vote YES on House Bill 297 to abolish BSL statewide. Experts, researchers, and just about every reputable humane organization agrees that breed specific legislation (BSL) doesn't work at preventing dog bites or other dangerous encounters with dogs. It’s costly and difficult to enforce, and result in the euthanasia of thousands of dogs.
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