Interview: Humane Society Of The United States Looking For Legislature To Pass Animal Cruelty Reforms

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On the general election ballot this year voters shot down Measure 5 by a roughly 2 – 1 margin. That ballot measure, if passed, would have expanded the state’s animal cruelty laws.

Now the backers of the measure, the Humane Society of the United States, are asking the legislature to do what the voters wouldn’t. I interviewed Karen Thunshelle, the North Dakota state director of the group, about what she’s looking for from the legislature.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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