Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation

                 

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ALLIANCE FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST USDA

(July 2019)

USDA describing animal welfare violations as "teachable moments" and refusing to cite breeders if they admit to violations. 


To learn more about the lawsuit initiated by Missouri Alliance for Animal Welfare together with laboratory watchdog Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN), click here


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OIG Responds to Alliance Complaints of USDA Malfeasance

(June 2019)


The Office of Inspector General (OIG), the internal investigative unit within the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has initiated a “performance audit” of USDA. This audit is in response to a request by the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation in an effort to expose the failure of USDA to effectively enforce the federal Animal Welfare Act as it pertains to puppy mills.


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Congress Takes Action Against USDA

(May 2019)


In an effort to shield from public scrutiny those who abuse and neglect their animals, the USDA has been refusing to post inspection reports of commercial dog breeders on its website for public viewing. USDA has argued that such inspection reports can still be obtained by making a formal request for them under the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Yet, when these documents are requested, all of the pertinent information is redacted.


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Latest News 

These Legislators Stood Up For The Animals This Past Legislative Session

(May 2019)


While many legislators voted on the side of our animals, there are those who literally stood up for the animals and we'd like to acknowledge them.


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End of 2019 Legislative Session  Report

(May 2019)


The Missouri Legislature was relentless and merciless in its attack against animals during the 2019 legislative session. Rural legislators, with the aid of their suburban colleagues, mounted an all-out assault on animals as they tried to prohibit the enforcement of the state’s anti-cruelty statutes and attempted to abolish all local laws protecting animals. 


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UPDATE ON PUPPY MILLS


OUR EFFORTS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE! 

(October 2018)

We recently learned that two of the worst dog breeders in the state have finally been referred to the Attorney General’s Office for legal action. These referrals came about subsequent to our efforts in publicizing these atrocities and garnering editorials in both the Springfield News-Leader and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; and subsequent to our meeting with the Governor’s Office; and subsequent to you reaching out to the Governor via email, letters and phone calls.


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