Dog gone it, Bill Stouffer.
Last week, we told you how Missouri legislators were howling that they would repeal
a ballot initiative passed November 2 placing new restrictions on dog breeders.
Proposition B, aimed to tackle Missouri's designation as the Puppy Mill Capital of America
, largely came down to a vote between rural and urban districts
. The measure passed with 51.6 percent of the vote.
Yesterday state senator Bill Stouffer, from the small town of Napton, Missour-ah, showed that he's got as much bite as bark -- officially filing a bill to repeal Prop. B.
"It does nothing to solve the problem of dog abuse," Stouffer told the Associated Press
. "It only targets licensed dealers, and people that are ignoring the law now are not affected by this."
A representative from the ballot initiative responded: "It's a little frustrating that Proposition B has literally just passed, and the Legislature believes that it is time to replace it with its view of the issue."
Stouffer is something of a conservative lightning rod in the Senate. Over the past year, the Republican has also backed a measure to drug test welfare recipients
and a resolution to keep keep the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell