Michael Speciale is not backing down from controversial comments he made during a Thursday floor debate on House Bill 930.
The measure would require commercial breeders with 10 or more female breeding dogs on site to provide the dogs with the American Kennel Club's basic standards of care, like food and water, clean bedding, daily exercise and veterinary care and humane euthanasia when needed.
"'Exercise on a daily basis' – if I kick him across the floor, is that considered daily exercise?" Speciale said. 'Euthanasia performed humanely' – so should I choose the ax or the baseball bat?"
"This was a feel good bill that will do nothing for dogs but was passed for the benefit of Mrs. McCrory, and I don't think we were elected to pass useless, feel-good bills." WRAL May 2013