Speak Out about Agriculture

Monday, December 27, 2010

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  • Okay, so I'll be first! We got 7/10s of rain last night, actually most fell this morning (Dec. 31). So if "Thunder in January means Frost in May" then what does Thunder in December mean? We had a lot of it at our house!!!

    -- Posted by Marcia Gorrell on Fri, Dec 31, 2010, at 10:22 AM
  • Some of the arguments against Prop B charge that it will have an impact on agriculture so the subject should be debated in the Speak Out Agriculture forum.

    I would ask opponents of Prop B to help me understand the issue by referring to each rule and tell me why this should not be considered in the treatment of a dog in a dog breeding operation.

    example: My answers in the examples are facetious but I hope to get the real answers for each part of Prop B.

    1.Adequate size pen------answ.-Dog only needs a pen 2 inches longer than its body.

    2.No stacked pens------answ.-Dog like to eat other dogs poop and have urine soaked fur.

    3.Dog must be examined yearly by a veterinarian-----answ.-Dogs never get sick.

    4.Dogs can be bred only two time every 18 months------answ.-Dogs are just like human females and can be constantly having litters without harming their health.


    A review like this would help us determine whether Bill Stouffer really legitimately opposes Prop B or he is just playing politics.

    I don't want our laws to harm agriculture, but neither should we allow bad treatment of dogs.

    -- Posted by izaak on Thu, Jan 6, 2011, at 11:35 PM
  • izaak,

    I know your answers are facetious, but they do illustrate the kind of argument some pro-PropB people have made that I find very misleading and manipulative. It's the suggestion that anyone opposed to PropB is opposed to proper care of dogs. That's a mark of propaganda there. It's a false claim dressed up as irrefutable fact.

    Like a lot of people around here, I was against PropB because a) the existing law, if enforced, already protected the welfare of dogs, b) the problem that needed to be addressed was enforcement funding, not the law itself, c) I don't trust HSUS and suspect its agenda has little to do with the welfare of Missouri dogs (because if it did, the organization would have offered a solution to the enforcement problem rather than introducing unnecessary legislation).

    I don't agree with Stouffer's repeal bill because I think it's politically dangerous. I think a repeal should have been put on the ballot so the people could reconsider this bad new law. It does look, at a glance, like Stouffer is attempting to violate the will of the people. But his constituency was overwhelmingly opposed to this law, so in a very real way, the repeal bill is a good representation of the will of his people. I'm sure Stouffer plays politics all the time. That's what politicians do. But I don't think that's the case here.

    -- Posted by taxedpayer on Fri, Jan 7, 2011, at 7:19 AM
  • I predict Marshall will receive 22.32 inches! I don't want 22.32 inches of snow, but it's coming down fast.

    -- Posted by NJones on Tue, Feb 1, 2011, at 10:29 AM
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