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.
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.
GAINS FOR HORSESCLICK HERE Europeans suspend importation of horse meat from Mexico. The European Commission has placed a moratorium on the import of horse meat from Mexico due to health concerns.
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.
Iowa Watch.org reports on serious Animal Welfare Act violations that do not result in quick removal of dogs from breedin
”PAWS FOR A PARTY” TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!CLICK HERE The Alliance is hosting several small fundraising events this spring. Help us raise extra money for the animals and have fun doing it. Click above to purchase tickets for the Lingerie Fashion Show, Movie Night Under the Stars, Dog Painting Party, Texas Hold Em Tournament, and Wine and Art Party. Pass the word along to your friends and family members to buy tickets! All proceeds help the Alliance. Don’t miss out on these fun events!
ALLIANCE TRIVIA NIGHTCLICK HERE Join the Alliance for Trivia Night at Industry Video Bar (Kansas City) on Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Teams of 4-6 compete to win great prizes! Sign up your team for $50 to reserve your space today! Click above for more information.
”HUMANE DAY AT THE CAPITOL"CLICK HERE The Alliance will be hosting its 22nd Annual Humane Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 — celebrating 25 years working on behalf of animals in Missouri! Humane Day is an important way for individuals to advocate for animals by visiting with your legislators in Jefferson City. Animal welfare organizations from all parts of Missouri set up displays in the 3rd Floor Rotunda in order to provide legislators and event attendees information about efforts and issues related to animal welfare. Individuals attending are invited to visit with these organizations, receive information from the Alliance on current legislation being considered in the General Assembly, and meet with their legislators.
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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