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Farm Bureau applauds House passage of animal cruelty bill

JACKSON – The Mississippi House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 2821 yesterday that deals with cruelty to dogs and cats. This bill is the compromise version of the bill that was worked out between the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation and the Humane Society of the United States making aggravated cruelty to a domestic dog or cat a second offense felony. It also sets in place guidelines that protect livestock farmers from having unrealistic charges brought against them in the normal operation of their farms.

"Farm Bureau applauds the House for the passage of SB 2821. We feel this legislation has enough protections for agriculture and landowners while providing penalties for aggravated cruelty to dogs and cats,” said Randy Knight, President of the Mississippi Farm Bureau. “We are glad to have worked with other organizations to accomplish a common goal of protecting animals".

The bill must now go back to the Senate to be voted on since it was amended from the original bill passed.

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The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization with more than 197,000 member-families statewide. There are Farm Bureaus in all 82 counties in Mississippi where agriculture comprises a fundamental part of Mississippi’s economy. Headquartered in Jackson, the federation is an independent, non-profit agricultural organization and is not associated with any arm of the government. For more information about Farm Bureau, visit our website at www.msfb.org.

 
 

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The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation is the state's largest general farm organization with more than 204,000 member-families statewide.  There are Farm Bureaus in all 82 counties in Mississippi where agriculture comprises a fundamental part of Mississippi 's economy.  Headquartered in Jackson , the federation is an independent, non-profit agricultural organization and is not associated with any arm of the government.  For more information about Farm Bureau, visit our website at www.msfb.com.

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