The Missouri Animal Baiting and Fighting Prohibition Proposition, also known as Proposition A, was an initiated state statute on the November 3, 1998 ballot in Missouri, where it was approved.
| Proposition A (Animal Baiting and Fighting Prohibition)|
| Yes|| 952,654|| 61.5%|
Official results via: 1999-2000 Official Manual State of Missouri ("Blue Book") (p.587)
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
- Shall a statue be enacted making it a class D felony to bait or fight animals; permit such activities on premises you control; or promote conduct, stage, advertise or collect fees for such activities; and making it a class A misdemeanor to knowingly attend baiting or fighting of animals; knowingly sell, offer for sale, or transport animals for such purposes; own, possess, manufacture ordeal in cockfighting implements; bear wrestling; permit bear wrestling on premises you control; promote, conduct, stage, advertise, or collect fees for bear wrestling; or market, possess, train, or surgically alter a bear for bear wrestling?
- The estimated fiscal impact of this proposed measure on state and local governments is $0.
In 2000, a trade association of gamefowl breeders unsuccessfully attempted to have the initiative declared invalid, in the case of United Gamefowl Breeders v. Nixon.