Chicago Bans Sale of Dogs in Pet StoresREAD MORE >> Posted March 6, 2014 – New rules prevent Chicago pet stores from using large-scale breeders. City ordinance requires dogs, cats sold in the city to come from pounds, rescue groups.
Welfare of Chickens Challenged by Missouri’s Attorney GeneralREAD MORE >> Posted March 6, 2014 – Hens in California are living the good life. Many can now lay their eggs in oversize enclosures roomy enough to stand up, lie down — even extend their wings fully without touching another bird.
Alliance Executive Director discusses “Right-to-Farm” ballot initiative in Missouri Business publicationREAD MORE >> Posted February 27, 2014 – The debate concerning right-to-farm laws is raging across several states. In November 2014, Missouri voters will consider adding a right-to-farm amendment to our state Constitution...
Judge Reverses Ruling – Cruel Puppy Mills Can Be Prosecuted READ MORE >> Posted February 5, 2014 – In a fortunate turn of events, Michael Hendrickson, Circuit Judge in Webster County Missouri, recently affirmed that he erred when he ruled that the Attorney General’s office could not seek civil penalties against substandard puppy mills if such facilities corrected their violations of the law by the time of trial.
Horses Spared from Slaughter by Congressional Budget READ MORE >> Posted February 5, 2014 – Congress has halted the opening of horse slaughter plants in the United States, including the plant that was set to open here in Northwest Missouri (Gallatin). The recent congressional budget passed into law last week stripped funding for the federal inspection of horse slaughter plants. Under federal law, meat cannot be shipped out of state without federal inspections. The subsequent lack of funding for USDA inspections, in effect, ends the possibility of horse slaughter in the US this year.