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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: 41,045
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

Sep 20, 2017 Shawna Yeats
Sep 19, 2017 Barb W
Sep 19, 2017 (Name not displayed) Not only stop puppy mills, but also backyard breeders!!
Sep 19, 2017 Elena Svetikova
Sep 19, 2017 Kathy Martin This legislation is always approved by Mo. Voters, but then Jeff City Legislators decide to overturn their constituents! How many times must Mo. Vote to ban puppy mills, and animals sold from puppy mills? Hopefully, this will be the last petition I sign
Sep 17, 2017 Meghan Croyts
Sep 17, 2017 Beverly Smith
Sep 16, 2017 kathleen michael
Sep 16, 2017 Benita Deere-Koch
Sep 15, 2017 Liliana Dulgheroiu
Sep 15, 2017 marina danilova
Sep 15, 2017 Wanda Majeski
Sep 15, 2017 sherry butcher Too many kids have had heart broken because of you selling damaged puppies from your puppy mills it time to stop.
Sep 14, 2017 Corrina Parker
Sep 14, 2017 Christopher Silcox
Sep 14, 2017 Lauri Moon
Sep 14, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Sep 14, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Sep 14, 2017 Deborah Moore
Sep 14, 2017 Dawn Barber
Sep 13, 2017 Gayle Flatau
Sep 13, 2017 Cynthia Pealo Stop this now!!!!!
Sep 13, 2017 Shannon L Taylor
Sep 13, 2017 jane Leavitt
Sep 13, 2017 Lisa Hammermeister
Sep 13, 2017 jackie lewthwaite
Sep 13, 2017 Cindy Lee
Sep 13, 2017 Kim Hanke
Sep 13, 2017 Darja Kadenšek
Sep 13, 2017 Sabina Taneja
Sep 12, 2017 Holly Smallwood
Sep 11, 2017 Ilse DePriest
Sep 11, 2017 drue cali
Sep 9, 2017 Stevie littrell
Sep 9, 2017 Nereyda Garcia
Sep 8, 2017 Rebecca Boling
Sep 7, 2017 Setsuko Yamamoto
Sep 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 6, 2017 Mara Mandell
Sep 6, 2017 Dawn Carter
Sep 6, 2017 Michele Capra
Sep 6, 2017 Diana Martins
Sep 6, 2017 Anne-Pascale Kestemont
Sep 5, 2017 Teresa Ashley
Sep 4, 2017 Marie Phillips
Sep 2, 2017 Zoe Belinsky-Hausman
Sep 2, 2017 Deborah Papaleo
Sep 1, 2017 Patricia Anderson
Aug 31, 2017 Tina Dueholm
Aug 30, 2017 Linda Petty

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