Stop State Ballot Measure from Protecting Puppy Mills

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Target: Jay Nixon, Governor of Missouri

Goal: Stop a Missouri ballot measure from protecting puppy mill businesses

The upcoming Right to Farm measure on the Missouri ballot allows many farmers defense against the restrictions and rules they must adhere to in their farming operations. Many agriculture farms have faced complaints and lawsuits for numerous reasons. If the Right to Farm measure is passed, farmers would no longer have to experience lawsuits such as those regarding the bad odor that may arise from their farms. Yes, it would make it easier for agriculture farmers to continue their work, but this measure also protects large scale farming companies, such as dog breeding businesses and puppy mills.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, Missouri is unfortunately known as the puppy mill capital of America. more than anything, these large scale puppy mills and dog breeding businesses need more regulation and stricter rules to abide by. This new measure will give them absolute authority over the state’s land and animals. Without state rules to regulate how they conduct their farming businesses, farmers will be left to create their own rules without any oversight.

Many of the farmers in Missouri have been looking forward to this measure for a long time. This Right to Farm amendment will give them a defense against environmental groups that aim to expose the faults of their farming practices and change their farming methods. Giving this much freedom to a puppy mill could result in many unwanted consequences. Sign this petition and urge the Governor of Missouri to reconsider this measure.


Dear Governor Jay Nixon,

I believe that this Right to Farm measure will give puppy mills and large scale dog breeding companies too much freedom to conduct their businesses as they would like. These farms require more regulation and rules above anything else. If this measure passes, they would be free to employ any methods of farming without state rules.

Without the much needed regulations, puppy mills and dog breeding businesses may experience unwanted consequences such as over-breeding. This Right to Farm measure also gives many of the agriculture farmers defense against lawsuits from environmental groups that aim to expose the faults of their farming practices.

The Humane Society of the United States has even called Missouri the puppy mill capital of America. As the Governor of Missouri, I could imagine how having an unofficial state nickname with such negative connotations as this would be of some concern to you. With that in mind, I urge you to reconsider this measure and rally to support against it.


[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. paula eaton says:

    Governor Nixon is not exactly pro animal. He had proven this in the past.

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