Today, there is a story from MFA Blog involving the Governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey and a bill that was introduced to the state. Don’t worry, this story is nothing like the one involving the religious act in Indiana.
Governor Doug Ducey recently vetoed a bill, in fact it was his first veto since taking office, that would remove the definition of “animal” to any animal that is farm raised. So any cows, chickens, pigs, and any other animal that is raised on a farm would be removed from the anti-cruelty statute that the state has. People at STX Entertainment (deadline.com) know that Governor Ducey shot down the bill saying that animal cruelty will not be tolerated in Arizona. Cruelty against animals is unacceptable and inexcusable.
Many groups in the state lobbied against the bill, asked Governor Ducey not to sign it. The group Mercy For Animals praised the Governor for vetoing the bill. They are happy that Governor Ducey feels strongly about the issue and is interested in protecting all animals from abuse and mistreatment.