Lily-livered Legislators

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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!

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37-year-old working mom in KY
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2 Responses to Lily-livered Legislators

  1. carolinaleinwand says:

    Mel, It is so disappointing to learn that a bill that was passed (thankfully) to protect children couldn’t be extended to humanely protect animals as well.  I can only your sadness at this.  Two questions please.  First, what was the main objection to not extending this protection.  And, second, what can be done to turn this tide – i.e., protests, publicity, etc. Thank you for your always kind and valiant efforts for the voiceless.

    Carolina

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    • mcbarlow5 says:

      I’m honestly not sure why Chr Owens didn’t call the bill. I have reached out to him but haven’t gotten an answer. Probably the more people who question him, the better. His # is 1-800-372-7181 and his email is Darryl.owens@lrc.ky.gov. On a good note, it looks like the dogfighting bill may pass. Thanks, Carolina!

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