The HSLF urges animal advocates to vote on critical statewide ballot measures that will be decided this year by voters in Missouri, Arizona and North Dakota.
Missouri: YES! on Prop B
At puppy mills in Missouri, dogs are crammed into small and filthy cages, denied veterinary care, exposed to extremes of heat and cold, and given no exercise or human affection. These puppy mills are cruel and the way these dogs are treated is wrong. Prop B will stop puppy mill abuses by establishing common sense standards for the proper care of dogs. The Humane Society of Missouri and more than 100 Missouri veterinarians urge a “YES” vote on Prop B.
For more information, visit YesonPropB.com.
>> Read Mike's blog entry on the certification of the Missouri ballot initiative
Arizona: NO! on Prop 109
Prop 109 is a power grab by politicians and special interests who want to take away the rights of Arizona voters. This measure would give the legislature exclusive authority over wildlife issues, and its drafters intend to stop voters from overseeing the legislature and petitioning their government. It could even jeopardize previous measures such as the 1994 ban on steel-jawed leghold traps and poisons on public lands. Management of wildlife would no longer be based on scientific expertise, but on partisan politics. If we let the politicians take away our right to vote on wildlife issues, what other issues will be next? Say “NO” to the special interest power grab, and vote “NO” on Prop 109.
>> For more information, visit NoOn109.com.
>> Read Mike's blog entry on Arizona's Prop 109
North Dakota: YES! on Measure 2
North Dakota voters in November will decide whether to stop the trophy shooting of captive animals trapped behind fences—an inhumane and unsportsmanlike practice opposed by hunters and non-hunters alike. These "canned hunting" operations offer wealthy customers the opportunity to kill tame, captive animals for guaranteed trophies.
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Updated on September 9, 2010