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8/6/2014: Terrible news for animal activists came out of Missouri today with the Passage of the "Right to Farm" Amendment which provides a near carte blanche to Missouri's farming industry. This includes the "farming" of cats and dogs, and now blocks anti-cruelty regulation and might even undo past animal rights victories. Sign now to show you won't stand for Missouri's horrible practices!
Goal: 45,000 Progress: 41,175
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Puppy mills in Missouri are causing needless pain and suffering for countless dogs. These are facilities that keep dogs in tiny enclosures or wire cages where they sit alone for hours on end without any human contact or exercise. They often aren't even allowed contact with other dogs, and they must endure abhorrent conditions because they aren't let out for stretching or relieving themselves.

According to the Humane Society, Missouri currently leads the nation in puppy mills. This is despite the narrow passage of Prop B in 2010 which was specifically aimed at curbing this brutal industry and additional regulations in 2011 which imposed stricter rules on dog breeding.

Clearly, the state's recent legislation is not enough. Missouri has to take its puppy mill problem seriously! Sign the petition asking Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to lend his support to stopping the puppy mill trade in Missouri once and for all. Ask him to support legislation that ensures these poor, innocent animals are given the chance to live healthy and happy lives in proper facilities in the state of Missouri.

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Dear Governor Jay Nixon,

As a concerned animal advocate, I am appalled to hear about the atrocities being committed in Missouri puppy mills. The dogs in these facilities are being treated very poorly—forced to live in wire cages among their own waste, and given very little contact with humans or other animals. To me, this is the definition of prison.

Yet, what have these dogs done to deserve this kind of treatment? The lack of exercise, sunlight, and contact with other animals and humans is detrimental to a dog's development. It's simply no way to treat any living thing.

Despite the passage of legislation that promised solutions to the problem, Missouri continues to be the nation's worst state for puppy mills. This cannot continue!

Puppy mill dogs don't live healthy lives, and it's our job to advocate on their behalf. Please join the fight for the welfare of these innocent creatures.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures

Oct 20, 2017 Heidi Yn
Oct 20, 2017 Martina Behla
Oct 20, 2017 katherine Sampson
Oct 20, 2017 Christina Brown
Oct 20, 2017 Sanand Dilip
Oct 20, 2017 Monica Preis
Oct 20, 2017 Julie Karstensen
Oct 20, 2017 Allyson McPhaul
Oct 20, 2017 Dominique LANG
Oct 20, 2017 Liliana Fiorini
Oct 20, 2017 Kyle Ann Percival
Oct 20, 2017 Diane German
Oct 19, 2017 Winifred Boyd
Oct 19, 2017 robert swift
Oct 19, 2017 Spasenic Lacramioara
Oct 19, 2017 Autumn Wilson
Oct 19, 2017 Barbara gale
Oct 19, 2017 Amanda Rabinowitz
Oct 19, 2017 melissa Wolfe absurd and illegal! STOP THEM!
Oct 19, 2017 Ronald Brogan
Oct 19, 2017 Christine Cotton Close them all down! The only animals that come from them have been abused, neglected and usually have terrible health issues.
Oct 19, 2017 Elaine McWhorter
Oct 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2017 Dawn Nejedly
Oct 17, 2017 Karen Vagi
Oct 16, 2017 Susan Oldershaw Missouri legislature how can you allow this?
Oct 16, 2017 Gerti Schoen
Oct 16, 2017 Debbie Salvesen Put yourself in a wire cage too small for you with nowhere to move, sleep, eat, exercise or defecate except in the exact same hellhole you are forced to exist in every day until you become useless and are killed. That is what is happening in animal mills!
Oct 15, 2017 Nasrene MacDonald Stop populating Missouri with animals that nobody wants to care for! Sickened by the deaths of so many innocent pets in #HighKillShelters!
Oct 14, 2017 Kimberly Boden
Oct 14, 2017 susan munro
Oct 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 13, 2017 ch Fontijn
Oct 12, 2017 andree luron
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 12, 2017 Marilyn Williams Puppy mills are cruelty to animals. The abuse is horrific. These dogs have never felt grass beneath their paws. People buy the animals to find them very sickly. Please close puppy mills.
Oct 12, 2017 Jordi Malgà
Oct 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 10, 2017 Sylvia Dellacorino
Oct 10, 2017 Roberta Cahill
Oct 10, 2017 Renee Lusian
Oct 10, 2017 Linda C
Oct 10, 2017 Chris B
Oct 10, 2017 Clover M
Oct 10, 2017 Laura Kopish
Oct 10, 2017 Marlene K
Oct 10, 2017 Brenda T
Oct 10, 2017 Elizabeth S
Oct 10, 2017 Laura Prohaska

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