Stop Letting Dogs Languish and Die in Abusive Breeding Facilities

Target: Eric Schmitt, Attorney General of Missouri

Goal: Prosecute and penalize kennel operators and breeders accused of harming countless dogs.

Multiple dogs were found dead at a McDonald County, Missouri breeder’s property. The breeder had apparently refused to let state Department of Agriculture officials inspect the property for over a year, and these officials seemingly did nothing in the interim. Over in Hickory County, Missouri, Cridder Creek Kennel owners reportedly flaunted a judgment banning them from breeding animals. When a task force finally rescued dogs from the premises, officials said “the severe neglect that these poor animals suffered is abhorrent and inexcusable. We will do everything in our power to ensure the rescued dogs are rehabilitated and given a second chance at a happier life.” Their alleged abusers received a fine and were once again ordered to close their doors. No further criminal penalty was mentioned.

For the past decade, Missouri has topped a notorious list of states with deplorable puppy mills. The state’s lackadaisical response to cases of suspected animal cruelty against dogs highlights that something is broken in the regional system. Only true and serious reform can reverse this tragic trend.

Sign the petition below to demand Missouri’s attorney general start pursing animal cruelty cases involving kennel operators and breeders with much stronger vigilance.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Attorney General Schmitt,

McDonald and Hickory Counties were recently sites of massive animal rescues from allegedly negligent and abusive kennel operators and breeders. In both of these cases, the law enforcement and legal systems had lengthy prior knowledge of suspect activity. In fact, a court settlement had already taken place in one of the cases…a settlement seemingly willfully violated. This complete lack of enforcement of Missouri’s animal cruelty laws is one of the primary reasons why this state has earned the dishonor of the nation’s biggest and worst puppy mill production.

Animals should not have to die before real action is taken. These individuals are reportedly breaking the law, endangering innocent living beings, and getting away with a fine and a slap on the wrist time and again. Please make criminal charges with real jail time and real consequences a centerpiece of this state’s effort to safeguard animals from gross negligence and unchecked abuse.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Pranidchakan Boonrom


6 Comments

  1. Please make criminal charges with real jail time and real consequences a centerpiece of this state’s effort to safeguard animals from gross negligence and unchecked abuse.

  2. Don’t shop for pets, instead adopt!

  3. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    Missouri: SHUT DOWN ALL PUPPY AND KITTEN BREEDING FACILITIES IMMEDIATELY.

  4. To continue allowing this type of abusive business is to spit in the face of compassion. There is no need to bring dogs into the world to face nothing but abuse, maltreatment, disease, and sorrow. To do this is showing the breeder to be accountable. No one should be paid for torture and this is torture at its worst. Leaving animals in cages to suffer and die IS abuse on the worst level. Animals can not escape nor fend for themselves.
    If the laws allow this to continue then our laws must be changed and penalties be far worse than ever before. The power of the states is not the correct forum. Each state has different laws and degrees of laws which have few standards and which can easily be discarded. It is said the way which we treat our animals is the exact way we will treat fellow humans. Can we be so disgusting as to allow this treatment of innocent animals to continue? Would any one want to be treated like this? Then why treat caged animals so mercilessly.

  5. catherinewillson says:

    Such business should be stopped. Every illegal business is bad. We should take care of animals too. I would like to tell about the regular check up doctor that might be useful for you.

  6. catherinewillson says:

    Such business should be stopped. Every illegal business is bad. We should take care of animals too. I would like to tell about the regular check up doctor that might be useful for you.

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