Another letter to the editor in Missouri spreads the same misinformation

Once again, someone writing to promote repeal of Prop B in Missouri is using the same tired line that the measure will only impact licensed breeders.

And the writer of the letter posted on News-Leader.com tries to claim it will be “impossible” for Missouri breeders to obey the regulations and make a profit. We all know the really good breeders already meet or exceed the breeding provisions in Prop B.

Nothing in Prop B suggests the legislation only applies to licensed breeders. This is just not true. I’ll keep countering this as long as the other side keeps saying it. Plus, as the USDA reports, licensed breeders have been found using inhumane practices.

I have to keep reminding myself that these folks on the other side don’t have anything factual to hang their hats on, so they have to spread this sort of misinformation. What else have they got? We can only hope enough people understand this and recognize fiction when they see it or read it.

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Whoa, I was going to leave a comment on the letter to the editor, but it appears to be a bit heated. Very reminiscent of another I just saw…

    Good grief, this is to ensure those not taking proper care to take proper care. Primarily the horrid puppy mills where we seem to own the title of “Capital”. What an honor, MO.

    How this spirals into taking over all of agriculture is beyond me.

    I’ll pass on leaving a comment. Much as I’d like to, there is one I’d rather avoid…

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    • Posted by Tom Grady on February 9, 2011 at 7:17 pm

      Earlier today I was reading some comments under a story about greyhound racing and found that one pro-racing type had been banned from commenting and all of his previous comments had been deleted.
      It seems he was getting particularly nasty.

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  2. Oh, it was. Quite nasty. I stayed out of that one. Incidentally, I just read Prop B. I’m really fighting to not comment on that letter right now. Prop B is totally reasonable.

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  3. Posted by Tom Grady on February 9, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Absolutely – Prop B is completely reasonable and I’m sure good breeders already exceed the minimum requirements.
    What the other side is really defending is the system of keeping dogs caged for years on end to be nothing more than breeding machines.

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