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Legislators running out of time

April 13, 2013

After a ballot measure to strengthen the state’s animal cruelty laws was defeated by North Dakota voters last fall, the bill’s critics and state lawmakers told animal rights supporters not to worry....

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EarlyBird

Apr-13-13 8:39 AM

This winter has been and is currently very hard on the wildlife in the hardest hit areas of the state. Can anything be done to stop the starvation of the wildlife, it's looking pretty ugly.

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locomotive

Apr-13-13 10:03 AM

Call, email and/or write to the legislators to make this issue of more importance. The original proposal was suitable.

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catchem

Apr-13-13 11:49 AM

I find it funny that MDN is running an editorial about how the legislature is dragging its feet on an animal cruelty bill but has made no comment on how the legislature eviscerated the proposed DUI legislation that would have made the penalties harsher for getting a DUI which is far more common. Typical politics succumb to special interest.

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locomotive

Apr-14-13 8:53 PM

Veritas, I understood your post until the Mr. Bubble reference, so I can agree with you until there.

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JackAaah

Apr-16-13 12:27 PM

We feel (us community organizers of the Free Lunch Counter Café) that we may add another line to our business...we feel there has to be a pent up demand for hot-tubs with a little Mr. Bubble added. We all could feel a little less cold after a stint in those tubs....

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locomotive

Apr-16-13 7:40 PM

Jack, grrreat idea!

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magnolia

Apr-19-13 3:44 PM

The conference committee met twice this week to discuss the bill and unfortunately, they did not strengthen it(the House weakened the original, stronger version of the bill that was passed by the Senate). In additon, they removed the reference to "extreme pain" under the cruelty section of the bill. Now, the bill now will go through the House and the Senate again since it has been changed, so this is not over yet. Those opposed to better animal protection laws in our state are doing all they can to weaken and/or kill this bill. For all those who support better animal protection laws in North Dakota, please contact your legislators and urge them to support stronger legislation for our animals, and thank you for speaking out for the welfare of the animals of our state. Here is the link that will take you to the ND state government website page where you can find your legislators-

*****://****legis.nd.gov/lcn/assembly/constituentViews/public/findmylegislator.htm

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