This bill seeks to prevent lawsuits from being filed on behalf of animal welfare and environmental concerns. The stated intent of the bill is to defend “Missouri Farms.”
This bill would prohibit testimony and submission of evidence in a criminal or civil trial against an agricultural operation except that provided by a Sheriff or the Missouri Department of Agriculture.
HB 589/SB 201
Representative Knight and Senator Crawford
This bill would effectively eliminate the disposition process for abused and neglected animals and allow the animals to remain in the hands of their abusers until the conclusion of a criminal trial. It also eliminates the authority of animal control officers from rescuing abused and neglected animals.
HB 647/SB 159/HB 841
Representative Pollitt and Senator Crawford and Richard West
This bill promotes animal cruelty by prohibiting counties and municipalities from banning animal events that are inherently cruel such as hog-dog contests, horse tripping, bloodless bullfights or any animal event regardless of the potential cruelty inflicted upon the animals. It also restricts regulations on all animals by counties and municipalities.
Provides immunity from civil liability for persons who render assistance to animals trapped in motor vehicles.
This bill would provide whistleblower protection to anyone who files a complaint about animal abuse or neglect involving research animals at the University of Missouri and related institutions.
HB 221/HB 222/HB 231
Representatives Burnett and Basye
Requires the Missouri State Highway Patrol to post a public accessible list on its website of any person convicted of an animal abuse offense.
This bill requires that people who have plead/found guilty of animal abuse, animal hoarding, or sex with an animal to undergo a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation.
This bill would provide a tax credit to a person adopting an animal from a shelter or rescue.
This bill would require a warning on pet food or pet food containing ingredients imported from a foreign nation.
This bill allows the Court to order psychological or psychiatric evaluation and treatment for individuals who abuse animals. It also provides immunity to any person, including a veterinarian, teacher, and school personnel, who reports animal abuse to a law enforcement agency.
This bill would afford protection for animals in domestic abuse cases. Household pets often become pawns in the game of power and control that batterers use to coerce, control, and intimidate their victims. In a nationwide study, 76% of battered women reported that their abusers had harmed, killed, or threatened their animals.