Links galore tonight as we look at articles and editorials from an arrest of 24 suspects in a dog-fighting ring to thoughts on the American Kennel Club to two letters supporting Missouri’s Proposition B anti-puppy mill measure.
First, let’s go to the two letters to the editor that appeared on the Kansas City Star website. These letters relate to an effort in the Missouri legislature to overturn Prop B, which passed by a vote of the people.
The first letter-writer wonders if some those wishing to overturn the measure might “operate their own puppy mills.” And she adds – “Why were we even given the opportunity to vote if our opinion means nothing?”
Letter No. 2 makes the point – “It’s easy to see why some veterinarians, such as a recent letter-writer, are against Proposition B. They’ve made a lot of money over the years on the puppies from these puppy mills.”
And finally, we have an article from the Detroit Free Press about the arraignments of 24 individuals accused of attending a dog fight.
From the story – ” Police raided the home early Sunday morning and said they found a dogfighting pit in the garage, drugs, money a handgun and two mortally-wounded pit bulls. ”
One sheriff’s deputy said there was blood everywhere, but it seems at least of couple of the accused claim they didn’t know a dog fight was going to occur. (Right, okay – what comedian was it who said criminals should just try saying something like – “I forgot armed robbery was a crime.”)