Mississippi Misses the MarkPosted 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.