Last summer in Frankfort, Ky, the state’s capital, Stephanie Tyler let a pit bull die in her hot car. Neighbors called 911 after not being able to enter the vehicle without damaging it, but help came too late.
Today in Frankfort, House Judiciary Chair Darryl Owens had the chance to change the law by calling up SB 53, filed by Sen. Carroll, which would provide immunity for people damaging vehicles to save dogs and cats. However, despite calling and getting passed SB 16, which provides the same protection for children, Owens declined to protect animals. It is wonderful that he chose to protect children. Unfortunately, he apparently doesn’t have the same compassion for animals. No doubt his predecessor John Tilley would not have hesitated to call such a bill. His loss to Bevin’s executive appointment is a loss for animals as well as House Democrats. At this writing, no rep has filed a floor amendment to the children’s bill to include animals. If no one does in the next couple of days, the bill is lost.
Also as of now, HB 428 has not been assigned to committee in the Senate. If it doesn’t pass, it will be business as usual (or lack thereof)for animals in Ky. What a colossal waste of taxpayer dollars!
The attached is a draft of a presentation on dogs rescued from Homeward Bound in Ky:hb
If you, like other Kentuckians, are concerned about the fact that Republican Matt Bevin won the governor’s race, feel free to sign and share the above petition. Although Democrats won other races and were projected to win the governor’s race, Bevin handily won. This begs the question of voting fraud or error.
Bevin wants to dismantle the highly effective kynect system, which has provided thousands with health insurance. He also wants to excuse Ky clerks from signing marriage licenses.
Please sign the petition and ask for a recount!
I am a Kentucky woman. I have a hick accent, grew up in the country and like sweet tea. However, unlike another infamous Ky woman Kim Davis, I don’t wear ankle-length skirts and hair and am not a homophobic hypocrite.
Today, after flouting the Supreme Court twice, Davis and her staff appear in federal court on contempt charges. I hope she gets fined. However, any fine she is assessed will probably just be paid from her Liberty lawyers’ coffers. In the unlikely event she gets jail time, she will just be martyred by her brethren.
Ky is already deservedly or not the victim of stereotyping by others around the nation and world. This situation has only increased the comments, mostly along the lines of “Well, it is Kentucky” or “Don’t they all marry their cousins”. Whatever happens in court, I just hope Davis goes away, the sooner the better. Better to let Ky be known for fast horses, beautiful women and good bourbon than dowdy, overweight gay-bashers with multiple marriages.
Sam DuBose was the black man killed by a Cincy officer last week during a traffic stop. This was just the most recent case in the news of officer shootings.
What I did not realize until reading the above article was what a loss this death also was for the animal community. Apparently DuBose operated under the radar in animal welfare work for some time. He saved dozens of pit bulls from suffering in fighting rings.
Just one more reason to mourn his senseless death…