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Missouri senators think that Squirrels have rights too

February 14, 2001
By: Michelle Wirth
State Capital Bureau

Missouri lawmakers work on a bill that's for the birds. Michelle Wirth has more from Jefferson City.

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The bill establishes Bird Appreciation Day for Missouri. But some senators say that other animals shouldn't be left out. So, Senator Sarah Steelman jokingly rallied for Missouri squirrels.

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Contents: would you support legislation to establish a squirrel appreciation day next year? Yes, I would.

Squirrels don't have their own special day yet... but The Bird Appreciation Day did get Senate approval. If it passes the house, mark your calendars-Bird Appreciation Day would be March twenty-first.


Mark your calendars...Missouri lawmakers debate a new holiday... Michelle Wirth has more from Jefferson City.

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Missouri Senators say birds deserve a little respect. So, they passed a bill creating a special day for them.

Senate Floor Majority leader Bill Kenney joked that the bill was anti-hunting.

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Contents: Now that March 21st is close to turkey season you probably want to stretch it to bird appreciation month, bird appreciation season, bird appreciation year, and just no more hunting.

The bill still needs house approval. But if it passes you could say that the March twenty-first holiday will be a day for the birds... From Jefferson City, I'm Michelle Wirth.