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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: 41,828
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


Jun 25, 2018 Merry Thornton
Jun 25, 2018 julie huynh
Jun 24, 2018 Najma Cole
Jun 21, 2018 Eva DeRoche
Jun 21, 2018 J L
Jun 21, 2018 Marilyn Williams Please close down puppy mills. They are horrifally cruel.
Jun 20, 2018 Helene clifton
Jun 20, 2018 Chriss Wood
Jun 20, 2018 avis lyons
Jun 20, 2018 Heather Yargus
Jun 20, 2018 Tina Watkins
Jun 20, 2018 Wendy Lukowitz
Jun 20, 2018 Gloria SCIANDRA
Jun 19, 2018 Angelique Mcclean
Jun 19, 2018 Bunnie Laflin Cruel and run by greedy irresponsible ppl
Jun 19, 2018 Stephen Collier
Jun 19, 2018 ISABEL SOBRAL
Jun 19, 2018 Connie Barrett
Jun 19, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Jun 19, 2018 Erin Faz
Jun 19, 2018 Jack Martin
Jun 19, 2018 OSVALDO TOMAS
Jun 19, 2018 Meredith Knee
Jun 19, 2018 Michael Sackar
Jun 18, 2018 Pamela Hermes
Jun 18, 2018 Michelle Townsend
Jun 18, 2018 Michelle Dingman
Jun 18, 2018 Evelyn Scimone
Jun 17, 2018 Jackie Maloof
Jun 16, 2018 Bridget Hopper
Jun 16, 2018 Patricia Coyner
Jun 12, 2018 Angie Hyde
Jun 10, 2018 JULIE ROBERTS
Jun 10, 2018 Sophie Avoustin
Jun 10, 2018 Jill Tew
Jun 8, 2018 Debra Robertson This should of never been started; these puppies need people who will see to their well-being. This needs to be closed down ,PUPPIES REMOVED and find forever HOMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 8, 2018 Sandra Thompson
Jun 7, 2018 Janice Murphy-Ellison
Jun 7, 2018 Suzanne Becker Puppy Mills are a disgrace.... it should be a criminal offense.
Jun 7, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
Jun 4, 2018 Mollie Vreeland
Jun 2, 2018 Sue Lindley
Jun 1, 2018 Virginia Brinkmann
May 31, 2018 Anna Ott
May 31, 2018 Pauline Desilets
May 31, 2018 Judith Pierri
May 31, 2018 Karen Price
May 30, 2018 Summer Patterson
May 30, 2018 debbie williams
May 30, 2018 gillard claudine

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