Missouri Animal Baiting and Fighting Prohibition, Proposition A (1998)

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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.

Election results

Proposition A (Animal Baiting and Fighting Prohibition)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 952,654 61.5%
No596,35238.5%

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 statute 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.[1]

Lawsuits

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.[2]

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