A brand new Pack of Putrid Punditry Award goes to Missouri Farmers Care, described as “a coalition of leading Missouri agriculture advocacy groups” by a piece of warped propaganda posted on the website – DairyHerd.com.
The group falsely claims that the bill recorded as SB 113 – which guts the anti-puppy mill measure Proposition B – actually strengthens the enforcement of Missouri’s animal welfare laws and preserves the voters’ intent on Prop B.
Unbelievable!! We’ve got to come up with a phrase that best describes this practice of completely twisting the facts – blatantly suggesting something false is true. Gotta come up with a good name for this practice.
In celebrating SB 113’s passage in the Missouri legislature, veterinarian Dr. Alan Wessler, a member of Missouri Farmers Care, is quoted as saying – “This is a great day for everyone who truly cares about animal welfare.”
No Dr. Wessler. The legislature doing the bidding of breeder organizations to the deteriment of the dogs and voters is not something done to protect animals.
He went on to state those voting for SB113 took a “strong stand to ensure that our dogs and puppies receive the care they need.” In reality, the opponents of better anti-puppy mill legislation do not want breeders to be required to provide better housing and regular exercise and certainly don’t want anyone severely punished for severely neglecting their dogs.
How Dr. Wessler is that ensuring they receive the care they need?
And then Missouri Farmers Care suggests there is some mysterious section in Prop B that allows animal rights groups to interfere with animal agriculture in Missouri. But the text fails to offer a link to – or the wording – for this section.
I just hope Governor Nixon understands the facts in this case and vetoes this bill. Then, the legislature should go back and vote on the best component of the bill, which increases funding for enforcement.