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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: 32,514
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

Apr 24, 2015 Kathie Boley
Apr 24, 2015 Carmen Stigen
Apr 24, 2015 pat redner
Apr 24, 2015 Pierce & Missy Bratton
Apr 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2015 Nicholette Ronga
Apr 24, 2015 helen withnell
Apr 24, 2015 Julie Newport
Apr 24, 2015 Ashley Smith
Apr 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) Lend your support Governor Nixon!
Apr 24, 2015 Jo-ann Tellado
Apr 24, 2015 Tiffany Roberts
Apr 24, 2015 Katy Barraza
Apr 24, 2015 Sherri Olaguez
Apr 24, 2015 Lauren Moch
Apr 24, 2015 Jackie Schneiderman
Apr 24, 2015 sveta shelekhova
Apr 24, 2015 Michele Breccia
Apr 24, 2015 Carol Simpson
Apr 24, 2015 Tammy Carajan
Apr 24, 2015 Minerva Mollica
Apr 24, 2015 Allison Burgess When are you going to do something really effective about this problem in our state?
Apr 24, 2015 Robin Smith Passing legislation is the first step, NOW comes compliance, enforcement and accountability at all levels. Don't let the state of Missouri be held ho$tage but these puppy mills.
Apr 24, 2015 Elodie Rodriguez
Apr 24, 2015 s henrickson PLEASE PLEASE help these poor innocent animals have a life free of pain. They do nothing to deserve this treatment and cannot speak for themselves. WE MUST do what we can to help them and be their voices. they are living creatures with feelings!
Apr 24, 2015 Renee Mayar
Apr 24, 2015 Sandra Costa
Apr 24, 2015 Jodi Cotten
Apr 23, 2015 taylor parksion
Apr 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2015 khyati sabherwal
Apr 23, 2015 Elaine Davis
Apr 23, 2015 Jan Phillips
Apr 22, 2015 Maira Vanegas
Apr 22, 2015 Wan Inquiry
Apr 22, 2015 Amanda Wilkerson
Apr 22, 2015 lauren tuffy
Apr 22, 2015 Erica Koconis
Apr 22, 2015 Debbie Stozek Come on Missouri! Enough enough! Get it together!!!
Apr 22, 2015 Sarah P Time to change. Open the doors. Stop hiding the sadness and pain of these poor animals.
Apr 22, 2015 Cassandra Lewis LET'S END THE PUPPIE MILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OKAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS A CRIME THAT SHOULD NEVER STAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 21, 2015 (Name not displayed) These dog farms make me sick. They all should be arrested
Apr 21, 2015 alicia Reyes
Apr 21, 2015 Lauren Morrison
Apr 21, 2015 Lanny Toy
Apr 21, 2015 Suzanne Campbell
Apr 21, 2015 Kae Novonty Puppy Mills! Another example of unrestrained greed being rewarded by weak leadership. Shame on any big brained human who finds this behavior acceptable! "You can judge a man's true character by the way he treats his fellow animals." Paul McCartney
Apr 21, 2015 Sharon Karp
Apr 21, 2015 Aase Sømme
Apr 20, 2015 Laura Poore

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