March 6, 2015

State representative convicted of animal abuse

A state representative from western Missouri faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine after being convicted of misdemeanor animal abuse. 

Representative Warren Love (R-Osceola) (photo courtesy; Missouri House Communications)

Representative Warren Love (R-Osceola) (photo courtesy; Missouri House Communications)

The charge was filed against Representative Warren Love (R-Osceola) in September, 2012 in connection with cattle escaping his pasture. The prosecutor said Love knowingly failed to provide adequate control of the animals.

Love was one of the lawmakers that voted last month to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of legislation including a change in Missouri’s animal abuse and neglect law.

Love is in his first term in the House.

Russ Warren of KNEM in Nevada contributed to this report.