Mississippi Misses the Mark

Posted by Stephan Otto, ALDF's Director of Legislative Affairs on March 10, 2010

Last week, a bill in Mississippi that would make torturing cats and dogs a felony died in the legislature despite its near unanimous support by the Senate. Mississippi is one of four states that does not have a felony provision for animal cruelty.

According to a report by WLBT, the Mississippi Farm Bureau voiced their opposition to the bill.

"Farm Bureau’s concern is that this type legislation will be used as a vehicle to open avenues for activists to extend their reach and push other, more extreme agendas," Mississippi Farm Bureau president David Waide said in a statement released last Friday.

Mississippi residents: time to voice your opinion! Contact your legislators and demand stronger laws against those who torture and abuse animals.

One thought on “Mississippi Misses the Mark

  1. Lisa McKnight says:

    Vote those suckers out of office. Get out and campaign against them. We are having the same problems in Idaho.

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