The Farm Bureau may supports Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s bill to bring Arkansas into the 20th (yes 20th) century by making a felony of mistreatment of animals.

If the Farm Bureau is about to get on board, it is hard not to believe McDaniel has given away the farm. Nice guys.

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[Farm Bureau president] Stanley Reed said he has seen the latest version of a bill being drafted by state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel and thinks it is something the organization would be able to support.

“It would not allow charging a felony for just ordinary mistreatment or cruel treatment of an animal,” he said. “It would have to be pretty atrocious.”

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Ordinary mistreatment. Think about that.

UPDATE: Attorney General McDaniel responds. He says the end result is a solid achievement and will be cheered by animal rights supporters.

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