DEFEATED - Kentucky Senate Kills SB 143
Mar 24, 2015 — Due to the pressure that we all, (over 52,000 of us) as petitioners, put on Senate President Robert Stivers, he did call the bill up for Concurrence during last night's legislative session. With our collective voice, and the eyes of the world, trained directly on him he knew he had no other choice. However, he took the easy way out by calling for an oral vote rather than a roll-call one to go on the record. With an oral vote, there is no way for us to know who voted for or against the bill. The bill is now officially dead and cannot be brought up again for another entire year. Another whole year of suffering and death for poor innocent dogs at the hands of the heinous people who flock to Kentucky to profit from their pain!
Kentucky remains the only state in the nation that has not passed this legislation! Yet, 85 to 95% of all Kentuckians supported this Bill. Regardless, Senator Stivers decided to go against the will of the people, in favor of keeping Kentucky the dog-fighting capitol of the country and allowing KY to feed other states with dogs to continue this inconceivable brutality nationwide. It is time to call for an investigation of the Senate regarding their connections to the dog-fighting industry. Please call or email Senator Stivers and let him know that we will not stand for this! A link is included below with his contact info. The KY Senate is made up of 27 Republicans and 11 Democrats. The Democratic Senators and a handful of Republican Senators had voiced support for the Bill, but President Stivers shut those voices down by not calling for a roll-call vote. We cannot give up now. Also feel free to contact any other Kentucky Senators and let them know just what you think of what they have done!
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