My letter to the editor

pitThis appeared in yesterday’s Lexington Herald Leader:

Ky.’s dark age of animal abuse

I was very disheartened, but not surprised, to see that the Kentucky League of Sportsmen and Kentucky Houndsmen are once again opposing every positive animal bill in the General Assembly.

They have opposed all pro-animal legislation, including House Bills 409, 408 and 30, which would protect pets and strengthen dogfighting laws, respectively, as well as House Bill 222, which would ban gas chambers as euthanasia.

Nothing in any of these bills would in any way infringe on the rights of hunters or farmers. The only people who would be negatively impacted by them are abusers.

Please call 1-800-372-7181 and ask your legislator to support these and any other animal bills. As one hunting leader recently stated in a meeting: “The animal people say Kentucky is last on animal laws, and we plan to keep it that way.” Don’t let the small hunting minority senselessly keep Kentucky in the dark ages on animal protection laws any longer.

Melissa Bowman


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37-year-old working mom in KY
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