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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: 37,123
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

Jul 5, 2015 Melissa Pate
Jul 5, 2015 jnet mc b
Jul 5, 2015 Kevin Kenger
Jul 5, 2015 Julie Ernst
Jul 4, 2015 Andrea Drault
Jul 4, 2015 Don Thrower
Jul 4, 2015 Loreto Elena Fillat de Acosta
Jul 4, 2015 Krys Ashley
Jul 4, 2015 Dan Friessen
Jul 4, 2015 Sarah Seveney
Jul 4, 2015 Shelli Castanos Please inact legislation to make Puppy Mills illegal in your State. So many dogs suffer daily and they deserve a better life. I implore you to act NOW! Thank you.
Jul 3, 2015 carol spaulding
Jul 3, 2015 Mary Weber
Jul 3, 2015 Karen presson
Jul 3, 2015 Suzie Ford
Jul 3, 2015 Rosina Harter
Jul 3, 2015 Megan Davis
Jul 3, 2015 Donna Powell
Jul 3, 2015 Kellie Criswell
Jul 3, 2015 marian selim
Jul 3, 2015 haley Norriss
Jul 3, 2015 Kellie Osborne
Jul 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 2, 2015 Rachel Collins
Jul 2, 2015 Isabel carapeto
Jul 2, 2015 Barb Perry Sickening!! Wake up,MO. No more puppy mills!!
Jul 1, 2015 Cheryl Neuman Puppy mills hurt dogs and don't HELP people!
Jul 1, 2015 POIGNON Aurélie
Jul 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 30, 2015 AURORE Talloen
Jun 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 30, 2015 Pauline Seymour
Jun 29, 2015 Debra Hunt
Jun 28, 2015 Carolann Hynes
Jun 28, 2015 kylie brooks
Jun 28, 2015 allison farr
Jun 28, 2015 Jo Barber
Jun 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) There is a big dif between puppy mills and a good breeder. stop buying your pups and kittens at pet shops. EVERYWHERE
Jun 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2015 Anja Geens
Jun 28, 2015 Lola Schiefelbein
Jun 28, 2015 Gunnar Lien
Jun 27, 2015 celena chambers
Jun 27, 2015 Becca Furguson Is you state so full of ignorant assholes they can't get a real job? You rate right up there with the Amish for viciousness and costing the rest of the country to clean up your unholy messes. I've heard of MO puppy mills for years! Your state sucks.
Jun 27, 2015 Joanne Montgomery
Jun 27, 2015 max a
Jun 27, 2015 Lisa Haut
Jun 27, 2015 william kuhn
Jun 27, 2015 n. gottlieb

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