Regulations that protect dogs in large-scale breeding facilities are at high risk.
Governor Greitens has ordered an immediate review of Missouri Department of Agriculture regulations as part of his plan to review all regulations in the state with a goal of eliminating those that negatively affect business. We know the dog breeding industry is committed to repeal of regulatory protections.
Many caring, passionate Missourians and animal welfare organizations worked very hard for years to put into place regulations protecting the thousands of dogs in breeding facilities.
Missouri should not go back to the days
when dogs were forced to live like this:
24/7 in small cages with no outdoor access
Suffering from untreated infections and disease from little or no veterinary care or grooming
With urine and feces piled under wire-bottom cages that caused painful leg and paw injuries.
We should not go back to the days when Missouri had the disgraceful nation-wide reputation as the #1 Puppy Mill State in the U.S.
YOU can help!
- Go to this Comment link. Select “Chapter 9 – Animal Care Facilities.” Tell officials to leave current regulations in place.
- Contact Gov. Greitens TODAY. Let him know that eliminating these regulations will be bad for business, bad for Missouri and horrible for companion animals in breeding facilities.
Then, please tell your family and friends to take action as well. The more people who contact Gov. Greitens and comment on eliminating these safeguards, the better our chances are of keeping these life-saving regulations in place.