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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: 39,016
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 26, 2016 Annamaria Bianchi
Jul 26, 2016 Michelle Howe
Jul 26, 2016 Elizabeth Harper
Jul 26, 2016 Jodi Igard
Jul 26, 2016 Wojciech Bielak
Jul 25, 2016 JEAN TIMMONS
Jul 25, 2016 mario forchelli
Jul 25, 2016 Amy Plamann
Jul 25, 2016 Jeanne Lyke
Jul 25, 2016 sanya gnc
Jul 24, 2016 Esther Brazell
Jul 24, 2016 Eva Kolmanová
Jul 24, 2016 Andrew Sulay
Jul 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2016 Jan McGill
Jul 23, 2016 William T. Wondolowski
Jul 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2016 Thamy Piacenti Ferreira
Jul 22, 2016 Heather Smith
Jul 22, 2016 natalie collins
Jul 22, 2016 Monica Lanzi
Jul 22, 2016 Brendda Dumont
Jul 22, 2016 mary e hunt
Jul 22, 2016 Hortencia Cerda
Jul 22, 2016 Laura Murphy
Jul 21, 2016 irene riviere
Jul 21, 2016 Kathy Fujimoto
Jul 20, 2016 Jacob Spillman
Jul 20, 2016 Mary DANDREA
Jul 19, 2016 Rosemary Murray
Jul 18, 2016 Norma Mytys
Jul 16, 2016 PERLLIE SULIT
Jul 16, 2016 Deborah Bol We need to help the already thousands of homeless before we breed more and definitely not in a puppy mill surrounding. There needs to be a registered permit to breed and jail time for violators. Fines mean nothing they just breed more to pay the fine.
Jul 16, 2016 Laura Sherwood
Jul 15, 2016 Natalie M
Jul 15, 2016 Sandra Thompson There are enough dogs and cats ready to be adopted. We do not need puppy mills.
Jul 15, 2016 Lacey Smith
Jul 15, 2016 Wendy Bise
Jul 15, 2016 TJ Avalos
Jul 15, 2016 chris garvey
Jul 15, 2016 Walter Schultz
Jul 15, 2016 Cathy M Tonarelli
Jul 15, 2016 Jacqueline Young
Jul 15, 2016 Eleonora Bacchini
Jul 15, 2016 Laurence Mong
Jul 14, 2016 Davee Gault
Jul 14, 2016 June McWilliam
Jul 14, 2016 Silke Jahn
Jul 14, 2016 Jean Green

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