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June 2018  

ACTION ALERT - UPDATE

USDA PLANS TO INITIATE ANNOUNCED INSPECTIONS  OF PUPPY MILLS AFTER "PILOT PROJECT" CONCLUDES  IN SEPTEMBER
    

According to USDA, announced inspections will be frequently utilized going forward "if announced inspections result in an increase in compliance during the Pilot Project". Such a "Pilot Project" is a sham as compliance rates will most assuredly improve if the breeders are warned in advance of inspections.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO CONTACT SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE SONNY PERDUE

TELL SECRETARY PERDUE THAT ALL USDA INSPECTIONS SHOULD BE UNANNOUNCED

Sonny Perdue contact info:
(202) 720-3631 or  email   AgSec@usda.gov

THEN  CONTACT USDA's DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR OF ANIMAL CARE BERNADETTE JUAREZ

MS. JUAREZ IS THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PROPOSING THAT USDA SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED INSPECTIONS OF PUPPY MILLS.

Bernadette Juarez  contact info:
(301) 851-2735  or  email  bernadette.r.juarez@aphis.usda.gov

Announced inspections combined with USDA's refusal to release the identity of dog breeders on inspection reports is a continuing effort by USDA to whitewash the sordid puppy mill industry.

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PLEASE PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL USDA

Tell USDA to stop enabling bad breeders and enforce the law as mandated by Congress. Remind USDA that it is the Animal Welfare Act not the Pet Breeders Welfare Act. USDA's Congressional mandate is to eliminate substandard breeders, not protect them.

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
  PLEASE THANK LEGISLATORS WHO SUPPORTED 
THE ANIMALS IN 2018!
  
Please show your appreciation to one or more of these 
Missouri legislators who defended the animals during the 
2018 legislative session!

Senator Rob Schaaf
(573) 751-2183
rob.schaaf@senate.mo.gov 

sifton
Senator Scott
(573) 751-0220
scott.sifton@senate.mo.gov

Senator Jill Schupp
(573) 751-9762


Senator Jake Hummel
(573) 751-3599

Representative Tracy McCreery
(573) 751-7535


Representative Tom Hannegan
(573) 751-3717

Representative Deb Lavender
(573) 751-4069

Representative David Gregory
(573) 751-2150

We believe these legislators are deserving of special appreciation for fighting to ensure the humane treatment of animals and particularly for standing up to the puppy millers, the cattlemen, and corporate factory farms. 

Thanks to their efforts our animal welfare laws were preserved this year in the Missouri General Assembly. Attempts to suppress animal welfare advocates, efforts to eliminate local laws protecting animals, and undertakings to eliminate the disposition process for abused and neglected animals were all thwarted by these dedicated legislators.

Please show them your appreciation!

View all animal related bills in the Missouri Legislature this year and their final outcome:   2018 Legislation
 UPCOMING SUMMER EVENTS

 
- AUGUST -

St. Louis VegFest (sponsored by START)
Saturday, Aug 4: 11am - 8pm / Forest Park (World's Fair Pavilion)
For more info click here
To volunteer, email admin@maal.org
SHIFTS:
1:  11am - 2pm
2:  2pm - 5pm
3:  5pm - 8pm

Pool Paws for Humane Laws (Doggie Swim Parties!)
Monday, Aug 6: 6pm - 8pm / McNair Park Pool (St. Charles)
Thursday, Aug 9: 6pm - 8pm / McNair Park Pool (St. Charles)
For more info click here
To volunteer for either day (or both!), email admin@maal.org

Hope for the Animals (sponsored by OpSpot)
Sunday, Aug 19: 9am - 11am / Tower Grove Park (St. Louis)
For more info click here
To volunteer, email admin@maal.org


STAY TUNED FOR A JAM-PACKED SEPTEMBER, 
NEXT E-NEWSLETTER!
                       
Alliance Responds to Springfield 
News-Leader's Article on Dog Breeders in Missouri


The Alliance was disappointed to read a recent article published in the Springfield News-Leader that presented a false narrative of the dog breeding industry in Missouri. Alliance Executive Director Bob Baker was compelled to respond to the News-Leader in order to clarify some of the misinformation as regards puppy mills and dog breeders in general. 

This response has not yet been published but we are sharing with you because it is important that our supporters are fully aware of the facts on the puppy mill issue so that you can effectively spread the message.

To read the Springfield News-Leader article click here

To read the Alliance response to the News-Leader article click here

 End of Session Appeal

 
 
Animal advocacy is a full time occupation - it's a labor of love that we  share with fellow animal welfare supporters. But others in our state don't feel the same way.  The agricultural interests have over a dozen high-paid lobbyists working to decimate our animal protection laws to financially benefit not only the puppy mill industry, but large multi-million dollar corporate factory farms.

The 2018 Legislative Session ended last month - and as noted, we have much for which to be thankful. There is little breathing room, however, between the close of one session and the beginning of the next; animal exploiters never take a rest.

The animals cannot lobby, they cannot vote, and they cannot speak out against the suffering inflicted upon them .  

And that is why WE do so, for them.

Please make an End of Session DONATION 


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fight for the animals. 
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