Thanks for your note and thanks for volunteering at the fairgrounds. We
are in the process of drafting legislation that will make it a felony to
withhold food and/or water from any animal. We are not touching the tax
exemption nor changing the classification of the animals. It makes no
sense to have different penalties for “livestock” and companion animals.
I would respectfully ask that you contact your legislators – both House
and Senate – and ask that they support our bill. If you have friends or
family in other parts of the state, ask them to do so as well.
We have your contact information and will keep you updated as we move
through the legislative process. I hope to have the bill drafted by the
end of next week and will post it for everyone that is on our contact
list to see. It will take everyone working together to get this bill
Again, thanks for the note and thanks for your time at the fairgrounds.
State Representative – District 53