Protect. Advocate. Legislate.
Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation
The Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation, founded in 1990, is a non-profit organization lobbying full time to bring positive change for animals through the legislative process. Our efforts are combined with the actions of concerned individuals, other groups, organizations and agencies interested in advancing the welfare of Missouri’s animals.
Our Mission is:
To advocate for the welfare of animals and to protect companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife from abuse, neglect and inhumane exploitation. We accomplish this by enacting animal welfare laws and by working towards the effective enforcement of all existing animal protection laws and regulations.
Our Goals include:
increasing public awareness about the plight of animals
addressing problems with appropriate legislation, and
providing information to the proper authorities to ensure enforcement of the laws
The Alliance concentrates its efforts on state legislation by:
drafting and submitting legislation
tracking legislation's progress through the Missouri General Assembly, then
educating legislators on the issues surrounding legislation, and supporting or opposing additional animal-related legislation proposed by others
The Missouri Legislature is in annual session from January through mid-May.During that time, the Alliance:
attends and testifies before committee hearings
provides supporting documentation
meets with legislators, and
issues Action Alerts to our supporters for their help
We also sponsor "Humane Day at the Capitol" in April each year. This event draws representatives from animal shelters and humane organizations as well as concerned citizens from across the state to meet and lobby their state legislators. As April draws near, we will have information for you to register and join us in Jefferson City for this very important day.
P.O. Box 300036, St. Louis, MO 63130
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