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(Jefferson City) – The fight over Missouri Constitutional Amendment 1, commonly known as the “Right To Farm” amendment, is heating up just days before Missouri voters decide its fate.

State Rep. Paul Curtman (R-Union) spoke with Ozark Radio News recently, discussing why he considers the passage of Amendment 1 important:

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Curtman also addressed some of the reasons people are against the amendment, saying that if it is passed, farms large and small won’t have the opportunity to destroy the environment:

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Many are also against the amendment not because of the content, but for the fact that it’s a constitutional amendment. Curtman says the adoption of the amendment gives farmers in Missouri and edge in any complaints or court cases:

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On Tuesday, the Humane Society of Missouri came out in opposition of Amendment 1. Kathy Warnick, president of the Humane Society of Missouri, spoke with Ozark Radio News and told us they believe that the amendment would open the door to those who want to dismantle hard-won animal cruelty laws and dog breeding regulations:

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She added that the amendment could also waste money by allowing frivolous lawsuits to pop up:

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Curtman gave his thoughts on the opposition by the Humane Society of Missouri:

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Warnick, however, says that the Humane Society of Missouri is run independently from the national organization:

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The Amendment 1 issue will be on the ballot across the state of Missouri on Tuesday.

 

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