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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: 38,816
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

May 28, 2016 David Ben Haim
May 28, 2016 Diana Valle This needs to stop
May 27, 2016 Susan Lindsey
May 27, 2016 Dana Norton
May 27, 2016 Elizabeth Sanoff
May 27, 2016 Paula Bruckner
May 27, 2016 Annette Benton
May 27, 2016 Claudia Martinez
May 27, 2016 Tamey Irons
May 27, 2016 Beth Nordmeyer Missouri is a barbaric state when animals are concerned and the rest of the country knows it, so glad I don't live there!
May 25, 2016 Emily Burke
May 24, 2016 Shielah Blalock
May 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2016 (Name not displayed) Save the dogs already in need don't breed more.
May 24, 2016 (Name not displayed) Save dogs from these cruel practices.
May 24, 2016 (Name not displayed) Save dogs in shelters don't breed more.
May 24, 2016 (Name not displayed) Don't breed, adopt.
May 24, 2016 (Name not displayed) There are so many dogs in shelters that need adopting before more are bred to suffer.
May 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 23, 2016 Rumen Aleksandrov
May 23, 2016 Adele Mamaghani
May 22, 2016 Chanté Barnard
May 21, 2016 Barton Grimm
May 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2016 Kelly Barron
May 20, 2016 Carmen Thibodeaux
May 20, 2016 Nancy Young
May 20, 2016 Reva James-Frye
May 20, 2016 Jacqueline Frye Another cruel act of abuse/neglect, and all for the almighty dollar. Shame on Missouri.......very shameful.
May 19, 2016 Deborah Rollins
May 19, 2016 ROBIN FREEMAN
May 19, 2016 Nancy Holsten Please Missouri! Come into the 21st century and stop with all the puppy mills once and for all. You can take the lead and show other states the way to stop this inhumane treatment of helpless dogs. People are becoming wiser but lets end this now!
May 19, 2016 Ann Scotti
May 19, 2016 Shirley Petersen
May 19, 2016 Isabel Owen
May 19, 2016 paula cook
May 19, 2016 Paul Funk The "people" running these puppy mills should be ashamed of themselves. They would be if they had a shred of humanity in them.
May 19, 2016 Buck Broker
May 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2016 julie ellis
May 18, 2016 Pamela King
May 17, 2016 steven gagliano
May 16, 2016 Brigitte WAGNER
May 15, 2016 (Name not displayed) I am furious that puppy mills exist. Severe penalties should be issued to these abusers.
May 15, 2016 Jacqueline Chan
May 14, 2016 Amanda Bradfield
May 14, 2016 Debra Raymond
May 14, 2016 Janet Grunke
May 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)

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