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LEGISLATURE ATTEMPTS TO ATTRACT MORE FACTORY FARMS TO MISSOURICLICK HERE A bill recently introduced into the Legislature seeks to encourage counties to welcome factory farms into their communities. HB 882 would actually reward counties that do not regulate factory farms. This measure would give preference in grant money and aide from the state’s Department of Agriculture, Department of Natural Resources, and Department of Economic Development to those counties that have no restrictions or regulations on factory farms.
MISSOURI DOG BREEDER ATTEMPTS TO BLOCK CHICAGO ORDINANCECLICK HERE Over 60 municipalities now have a ban on selling dogs and cats at pet stores. This is in response to the fact that most pet stores acquire their dogs from puppy mills. Montgomery County, MD (suburb of Washington, DC) has just become the latest to do so and has joined such large cities as Los Angeles, San Diego, Miami Beach, Phoenix and Albuquerque. Chicago has also recently banned the sale of dogs in pet stores; however, a lawsuit has been filed challenging Chicago’s new law. Two Chicago pet stores along with a Missouri dog breeder have filed the federal complaint. factory farms. The language in this bill is similar to an existing law in Texas that resulted in Oprah Winfrey being sued for speaking out about Mad Cow disease.
ATTEMPTS TO SUPPRESS FREE SPEECH ABOUT FARM ANIMALSCLICK HERE A bill introduced early in the legislative session seeks to hold a person liable for voicing concerns about the safety of food from animals raised on factory farms. The language in this bill is similar to an existing law in Texas that resulted in Oprah Winfrey being sued for speaking out about Mad Cow disease.
ACTION ALERT! USDA Announced It Will Ignore Minor Violations At Puppy MillsCLICK HERE Contact Secretary Tom Vilsack and ask that the USDA enforce the Animal Welfare Act. Click above to view the entire Action Alert for more information.
Contact Secretary Tom Vilsack and ask that the USDA enforce the Animal Welfare Act. View the entire Action Alert for mo
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!CLICK HERE The Alliance needs volunteers to help with tabling events this spring, summer and fall. These community events help us reach out and educate the general public about the Alliance’s work. If you can spare a couple of hours at any of these events, please let us know. We really appreciate your help!
FUNDRAISING EVENT PICTURESCLICK HERE View pictures from our two major fundraisers—“Open Your Heart” and “Mardi Growl” for 2015! Scroll down past all the Event listings to view pictures.
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