Our efforts are making a difference as some of the worst dog breeders in the state have finally been closed and/or facing legal action. This has come about due to our extensive lobbying efforts with the Missouri Department of Agriculture and Missouri’s Attorney General. Due to our efforts, one of the worst puppy mills in the state was recently charged with 24 criminal counts including felony charges.
We have also made great strides at the federal level where we were able to persuade the Office of Inspector General to audit USDA in an effort to expose the Agency’s malfeasance in ignoring violations at puppy mills. As a result of our lawsuit against USDA, the Agency has agreed to negotiate a settlement with the Alliance that will hopefully result in significant improvements in its enforcement efforts at puppy mills, animal research facilities, and other federally regulated animal industries.
It is for these reasons that the animals need a voice with our legislators and public officials. We are therefore asking for your support of our annual “Voice for the Animals” campaign. Will you sponsor ONE WEEK of lobbying during the legislative session to support our lobbying efforts at the cost of $500? With only 18 weeks in the session, each week is critical in maintaining a strong presence at the Capitol to ensure that the voices of the animals are being heard. We are also offering the option of sponsoring a day (or two or three) at $100 per day of the session rather than an entire week
Specific weeks will be assigned after we receive your response. Those who elect to sponsor a full week of the session will receive personal periodic updates describing the legislative activities in Jefferson City and our efforts on animal legislation. This is a great way for you to become personally involve without having to travel to the Capitol!
Help us to continue our important work for the animals this coming session. It is imperative that the animals have a voice with our lawmakers and government officials. We have achieved monumental progress for the animals over the past three decades and especially towards our goal of ending puppy mill cruelty in Missouri. This has only been accomplished because the animals had a presence at the Capitol.