Posted October 14, 2013 – Protection for large cats and fees on shelters remain in effect. The Missouri Supreme Court recently upheld the constitutionality of Senate Bill 795 which was passed by the Missouri Legislature in 2010. Senate Bill 795 contained numerous provisions in
August 14, 2013 - In response to a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Senate Bill 795, which was passed by the Missouri Legislature in 2010, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that such law was indeed constitutional. The intent of the lawsuit was to eliminate the fees unfairl
Posted July 2, 2013 – The mistake Kendra Hougland made was one of geography. Ms. Hougland, of Alton, recently found herself in Madison County Court facing a custody battle over Nina, her 4-year-old Java macaque monkey, after Nina went off and bit a 6-year-old boy at a festival.
August 16, 2012 – Peter Laufer, Professor of Journalism at the University of Oregon, raises a valid question about Missouri’s responsibility for the chimp that was bred and born in this state and later attacked and devastated its victim by ripping off her face and hands. While
March 20, 2012 – Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Agriculture has begun the permitting process for owners of large carnivores, such as lions, tigers and cheetahs. Under Missouri’s Large Carnivore Act owners must have a permit issued by the state agriculture depar