Measure 5 Sees Big Loss In Support In Latest Polling
Earlier this month Measure 5, the ballot measure that would make animal cruelty a felony in North Dakota, looked to be well on its way to passage with 66% saying they planned on voting yes and just 27% saying they’d vote no.
But in the last few weeks a coalition of ranchers, farmers, animal shelters and veterinarians called North Dakota Animal Stewards has put on a big push to oppose the measure, and it appears as though they’ve gotten traction in a big way. Just a few weeks later, Mason-Dixon is now showing a majority outside of the margin of error saying they’ll vote no:
That’s a remarkable turnaround, and no doubt has a good deal to do with the public finding out that the people behind Measure 5 are the US Humane Society, an extremist animal rights group that is only slightly less obnoxious than PETA.
And, really, do we need animal cruelty to be a felony in North Dakota? I’m not aware that we have a real problem with animal cruelty, and I’m also not sure that being cruel to an animal should rise to the level of a felony.
Because, while I don’t like the idea of animal cruelty, we’re still just talking about animals.Tags: animal cruelty, election 2012, measure 5, North Dakota News