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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: 32,188
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

Mar 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 29, 2015 April raney
Mar 29, 2015 Julie Kiernan
Mar 29, 2015 Suzanna van der Voort PLEASE close ALL puppymills and support the shelters with adoptions. Please put an and to this brutal exploitation of these poor dogs for now and for ever! be their voice!
Mar 29, 2015 Paula Curl
Mar 29, 2015 Judith Platz
Mar 29, 2015 Patricia Dixon
Mar 29, 2015 Donna Jones
Mar 29, 2015 Dana Wong
Mar 29, 2015 Courtney Paul
Mar 29, 2015 Barski Barbara
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2015 Marjorie Yambor
Mar 28, 2015 Sharon Lamont
Mar 28, 2015 Ellis Brock
Mar 28, 2015 Michelle Harris
Mar 28, 2015 Andrea Dunbar
Mar 28, 2015 sara Chaney Destroy puppy mills
Mar 28, 2015 Laura Bienemann
Mar 28, 2015 Marga Gili
Mar 28, 2015 ana carpio
Mar 28, 2015 kevin bailey
Mar 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 27, 2015 Mike Downs
Mar 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 27, 2015 Joan Kolessar
Mar 27, 2015 Mona Arant
Mar 27, 2015 ldr boyle
Mar 27, 2015 Kelly Inviere
Mar 27, 2015 Virginie Castonguay
Mar 27, 2015 angel beaut
Mar 27, 2015 Teresa Peterson
Mar 27, 2015 Keri Stewart
Mar 27, 2015 Julie Brickell
Mar 27, 2015 doris hodgdon Missouri needs to pass a strict law against puppy mills. They are CRUEL.
Mar 27, 2015 Lisa Schnathorst
Mar 27, 2015 Amberlyn Murray
Mar 27, 2015 Belinda Fry Dogs or any animal, should not be treated with such cruelty. Make it stop.
Mar 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) How would you like to live in a cage
Mar 27, 2015 Georgie Jensen
Mar 27, 2015 Ashley Januszewski
Mar 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) When God made the world, he told Adam and Eve to care for the animals. This is NOT caring. PLEASE, stop this senseless abuse.
Mar 27, 2015 gwendolyn andary
Mar 27, 2015 debbie meadows
Mar 27, 2015 Veronica Spassova
Mar 26, 2015 Angela southall
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) How backwards are these people? Get educated! Puppy mills suck!! I'm glad they are shining the light on what REALLY goes on behind the scenes. Maybe they should shove these people in a cage and treat them the same....let them see how it feels.
Mar 26, 2015 Donna MacLaren

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