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May 2017   



Please show your appreciation to one or more of the Missouri legislators who defended the animals during the 2017 legislative session!

  Senator Rob Schaaf      Senator Scott Sifton
Sen. Schaaf            sifton
(573) 751-2183                             (573) 751-0220

                              Senator Jill Schupp         Senator Jake Hummel
(573) 751-9762                           (573) 751-3599

       Senator Gina Walsh        Representative Tracy McCreery
                              Sen Walsh                                                                        
                                   (573) 751-2420                                         (573) 751-7535

             Representative Deb Lavender       Representative Tom Hannegan
                             (573) 751-4069                                                        (573) 751-3717

Thanks to the efforts of a handful of lawmakers, our animal welfare laws were preserved this year in the Missouri General Assembly. In the midst of the recent assault by the Legislature on our laws protecting animals,
there were a few courageous legislators who fought to defend Missouri's animals and safeguard our anti-cruelty laws as well as the protections for animals confined in factory farms. We are very grateful to the legislators listed above who struggled to defend Missouri's animals while also preserving the budget for the enforcement of our puppy mill laws.

We feel these legislators are particularly deserving of appreciation for standing up to corporate agribusiness, the puppy mill industry, and the factory farming industry. These legislators merit special credit as they tirelessly fought to ensure the humane treatment of all animals in the state.

To see a list of all the animal related bills this year and their final outcome in the Missouri Legislature, click:  2017 Legislation

Woof Ya up to, Alliance?!

Legislative Session takes up a vast amount of resources - NOT that we're complaining! It's a labor of love, commitment, vigilance, continuity, and forms the nexus of all our activities. 

But our labor doesn't end with the Session. On the contrary - we're working diligently to educate and advance the animal welfare movement. One of the most enjoyable ways to do this is by participating in community events. Visibility lends to awareness, and awareness encourages advocacy, and advocacy translates into action. Awareness, Advocacy, Action. 

This is where YOU can help us AND have fun in the process - by volunteering  at our Alliance Table during an event! Check out some of our supporters from recent activities:

Earth Day (St. Louis) - April 22/23

Woofstock (Kansas City) - May 7

Upcoming Activities (and Volunteer Opportunities)

Community Table Night at Baileys' Range

On Monday, May 22 from 5 to 8pm, Baileys' Range (920 Olive St) will donate 25% of ALL sales to the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation! So grab some delicious food at Bailey's Range (they have awesome veggie burgers!) and help us to continue our work protecting the animals!

Bark in the Park

HSMO is sponsoring "Bark in the Park" at Forest Park this Saturday, May 20th from 9am to 1pm. The Alliance has a table for this event, and we have volunteers but there's always room for more. Shifts are from 9-11am and 11-1pm. Drop us an email at if you'd like to have fun with us!


A big thank you to ALL our volunteers and supporters who take the time to respond to our calls. We will take (and post) more photos on our website and share in our upcoming if you are good with the idea of becoming famous should a talent scout spot you in future photo lineups, that works for us!


Marlo Lamb 

Born and raised in Monterey, California, Marlo went on to attend Indiana University while excelling at Women's Cross Country. She moved to St. Louis to earn her law degree at St. Louis University, during which time she interned for the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. It was then and there that she decided to be a prosecutor and has recently celebrated her 15th anniversary at St. Louis County. 

As Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Marlo prosecutes everything from simple drug possessions to homicides. She is also classified as an Attorney III, and has two specialty teams: Animal Abuse (felonies) and DWI Manslaughter/Assault. Part of her work on animal cases involves reviewing the referrals for warrant applications and aiding the officers in obtaining warrants for dispositions.

Marlo has been an animal lover since childhood and loves the fact that she now has the opportunity to defend animals in her role as a prosecutor.

She joined the Alliance as a Board Member in March of 2016 and is proud of all the work it does on behalf of animals in Missouri.

[ Each month we feature an Alliance board member. Stay tuned! ]

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