Nearly 80 million households in the USA include pets. Did you know that where we acquire our pets can make the difference between a life of pain, neglect and suffering and one of love and devotion? The Alliance has strengthened animal abuse and neglect laws and helped to close down over 1,200 puppy mills in the state of Missouri, and the work continues. To help, click here.
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If you are in Missouri and wish to report an unlicensed breeder, click here : PUPPY MILL
If you are in Missouri and you encounter animal abuse/neglect or sick and injured strays, please report it by clicking here : ANIMAL ABUSE/SICK & INJURED STRAYS
So many of our caring citizens are involved in the rescue of neglected and abused animals all across the state of Missouri - but until strong and humane LAWS are in place, the cycle of neglect and abuse will only continue.
At the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation (a non-profit group), we are working around the clock to stop abuse and neglect BEFORE it starts. Our IRS status as a 501c4 is what sets us apart. We advocate for the enactment and enforcement of legislation that addresses the root causes. We are the only organization in the state of Missouri working full time to lobby in the state capitol on behalf of the animals.
If you are in Missouri/Illinois and need information on what to do with wild injured birds, click here: WILD BIRDS
A contentious battle has been brewing in Missouri for the past few years over the welfare of farm animals housed in factory farms. The term "factory farms" is another name for CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations). CAFOs are industrial-sized livestock operations in which hundreds or even thousands of farm animals are typically confined in extremely cramped quarters 24/7; the animals never see the light of day or receive more than a minimal amount of care, and they are frequently subjected to abusive practices. The rationale for all of this mistreatment is maximization of profits. To learn more about why this is such an important issue in Missouri, click here.
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State or local governments can regulate the trade and the care of exotic pets in their jurisdiction. Did you know it's easier to buy an exotic animal than a car in Missouri? Missouri is home to the largest auction and sale of exotic animals in the country. The Alliance successfully lobbied to pass the Large Carnivore Act which regulates the care of large cats and bears in captivity. We continue to work to enact and enforce regulations on the care and trade of exotic animals in the state. To learn about how you can become more involved, click here.
Missouri ranks third nationally in horse population, with an estimated 200,000 horses residing in the state. Our recent efforts to protect horses have been focused on the prohibition of slaughter and a ban on the cruel practice of "soring" of show horses. To learn more about the practice of "soring", click here.
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Then, spend some time... helping us help the animals.
Catch Alliance Executive Director Bob Baker's interview with the Missouri Timeshere
We advocate for the animals by helping to pass legislation to protect animals from abuse and neglect. We also work to ensure effective enforcement of our current animal protection laws. We are the voice of the animals with the legislature and government officials.
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The Alliance has had many great successes since its founding in 1990. We banned cockfighting, made dogfighting a felony offense, passed licensing and regulatory control of puppy mills, increased penalties for neglect and abuse, covered birds under cruelty statutes, regulated the keeping of large carnivores, preserved local regulations on farm animals, and most recently, we helped pass the Canine Cruelty Prevention Act which has closed down over 1,200 puppy mills. Consequently and as a direct result of our work, there are 50,000 fewer breeding dogs confined in puppy mills in the state of Missouri.
To learn more about our accomplishments on behalf of animals, click here.
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If you are in St. Louis and lose/find a lost pet, please click on the following to properly action and safeguard a lost pet: LOST PET
Open Your Heart Gala: "Wine & Whiskers"
Sunday, February 25, 2018
5:30 pm - 9:00pm
Lucas Park Grille
Click on image to get your tickets NOW! This fun-filled event includes silent and live auctions, music, visuals, pet sketches, tarot card readings, delicious food and tantalizing cocktails, wine and desserts...plus a special update on our challenges and goals for 2018 legislative session. An awesome opportunity to gather together and enjoy an evening while raising funds for the Alliance's mission to continue fighting for Animal Welfare in Missouri!
If you are in Missouri/Illinois and need to report on wildlife or to learn more about what and how to interact with wildlife including large animals, rodents, and birds, click here: BI-STATE WILDLIFE
Founded in 1990, the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation (the Alliance) has grown to over 10,000 supporters today - people from all walks of life. We're concerned pet owners. We're rescue volunteers. We're pet shelters. We're city dwellers. We're farmers. We're educators. We're citizens. We're law enforcement. We're organizations. We're professionals. We're advocates.
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