Right To Farm
Charlie talks with Mo. State Rep. Paul Curtman about Mo. Amendments 9 and 1; with STL Cards Broadcaster Mike Shannon; and with Dr. John Bowen, who was visiting St. Louis from Hamilton, NY, and was not allowed to photograph the historic Wainwright Building.
The pros and cons are flying when it comes to Amendment One, or Missouri’s Right To Farm initiative.
State Senator Eric Schmitt disagrees, saying that it would protect farmers from PETA and similar organizations who want to banish beef.
Opponents are planning to rally at the Missouri Capitol against a proposed amendment to the state Constitution establishing a “right to farm.”
The August ballot proposal asks voters whether the right “to engage in farming and ranching” should be “forever guaranteed” in the Missouri Constitution.
Some lawmakers said they fear the proposed constitutional right to farm could challenge regulations on puppy mills.