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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: 38,719
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 29, 2016 Laney Smith What the hell is wrong with Missouri ? Sounds like you guys went backwards. I thought the point of life is to move forward and grow. My bad, huh? :(??
Apr 29, 2016 Anne élise Grégoire
Apr 28, 2016 Michel Ernemann
Apr 28, 2016 Christine O'Brien
Apr 28, 2016 Lynn Kahl
Apr 28, 2016 Kathy Wallace
Apr 28, 2016 Victoria Peck
Apr 27, 2016 Mary Best
Apr 27, 2016 Gina Goff Growing up in Missouri, it saddens me to hear about no one looking out for the interest of animals in puppy mills. Please do the right thing and make me proud to be from there.
Apr 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 27, 2016 Donna Ruehlow
Apr 27, 2016 Joanna Zacari
Apr 27, 2016 Lana Lattrell
Apr 27, 2016 Mary Pattison
Apr 27, 2016 William Weaver
Apr 27, 2016 Leah Hess Please help these poor innocent souls from lifetimes of abuse & pain. BE THE VOICE FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES!!! If not you, who???
Apr 27, 2016 Michelle Berry shut 'em down!!!
Apr 27, 2016 Kay Kerrigan
Apr 27, 2016 Jeanette Rea
Apr 27, 2016 Donna Gatlin
Apr 27, 2016 ruffa sever perdiguerra
Apr 26, 2016 Pamela Didia
Apr 26, 2016 Michelle Melfi
Apr 25, 2016 Milla Schmidt
Apr 25, 2016 Brigitte Ballard
Apr 25, 2016 Monika Pellegrini
Apr 25, 2016 Shelley Bobb
Apr 25, 2016 Lania Marta
Apr 24, 2016 Robin Rysavy
Apr 24, 2016 Susan Brittain
Apr 24, 2016 Charlene Novak Don't allow these people to profit from cruelty!
Apr 24, 2016 Алексей Жезлов
Apr 22, 2016 Carol Greenhill
Apr 22, 2016 Virginia Luna-Berry
Apr 22, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2016 Colleen Bergh
Apr 22, 2016 Susan Cook MUST STOP!!!!!!!!!
Apr 22, 2016 Amanda Fuller
Apr 22, 2016 Nicole Eiden
Apr 22, 2016 Silvia Bertano
Apr 21, 2016 Rikki Danvers
Apr 21, 2016 Molly Pollitt It's horrible what they are doing to the poor puppies and dogs. We are their voice we have to help them or no one will.
Apr 21, 2016 Fiora Nielsen
Apr 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2016 Tanya Ross please stop puppy mills in Missouri and don't allow those who have them to ever be allowed to have pets again, animals just want to be loved
Apr 21, 2016 Holly Esposito
Apr 20, 2016 Betina Estevez
Apr 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2016 Andrés Aguilera

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