Missouri Legislature Attacks Horse Activist

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Missouri is going to vote on allowing horse slaughterhouses back into the State. Well, apparently Missouri is better than everyone else. Tags: Stupid legislation horse slaughter Missouri Now this is just juvenile. An activist organized an appeal in which people from around the country and the world could contact the legislators in opposition to the bill. This is very common and occurs to local, state and federal representatives.

Missouri Lawmakers Repealing Puppy Mill Measure Approved by Voters

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Months after Missouri voters approved a measure that cracks down on what animal advocates say are some of the nation’s most notorious puppy mills, lawmakers are poised to repeal much of the law, saying the rules are too costly and punish legitimate dog-breeders who generate an estimated $1 billion annually in the state. puppy mills Missouri dogs advocacyThis is infuriating. Here's a link to the full story.

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82-foot-long “Rescue Rig” on Way to Missouri

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Following the devastating tornado that ravaged Joplin, Missouri, American Humane Association has mobilized its famed Red Star Animal Emergency Services™ team to help the animal victims there. In addition to the deployments in Missouri and Tennessee, American Humane Association has been providing emergency grants to states across the South and Midwest that have been hit by severe weather, including Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina.

Election Victories for Animals

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Proposition 8 passed in Missouri. Tags: legislation elections Missouri arizona politics Two victories. It stops puppy mill abuses by establishing responsible standards for the proper care of dogs. Also, Proposition 109 failed in Arizona. This proposition would have given the legislature exclusive authority over wildlife issues.

Like American Dog Rescue, Help Pets!

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American Dog Rescue has a generous donor who is willing to give $1 to Missouri animal tornado victims for every Facebook fan up to $10,000. Benjamin will donate $10,000 to the Missouri Humane Society and Joplin Humane Society, as a way to assist pets that were injured or displaced by the devastating Joplin tornado in May. Will you help them reach their goal of 10,000 Facebook fans? Upon reaching this goal, Arthur E.

Woman Gets 12 Sentences for Animal Abuse

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An eastern Missouri woman is sentenced to 12 year in prison for neglecting her dogs. That's a pretty stiff sentence. The sentence for 46-year-old Tamara Lynn Benscoter of Park Hills was handed down Friday. Police in Iron Mountain were called to Benscoter's former home twice in September. Six dogs were seized. Authorities said the animals were infested with fleas and lacked adequate food and water. This was her second offense.

Beneful Unleashed the 2014 Dream Dog Park!

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Louis, Missouri, where Ralston Purina Company was founded more than a century ago. Christmas came early for the dog-loving community of Prescott, Arizona, today as Beneful® unleashed the $500,000 Dream Dog Park renovation of Willow Creek Dog Park. The fire-station themed renovation marks the fourth half million dollar dog park transformation by the dog food brand.

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On Ducks and Geese

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Reading Deb's post about the goslings at Poplar and getting Jenny 's request to sign a petition to save the Canada geese of Ballwin, Missouri from mass extermination reminded me how much I miss the wildlife at the neighborhood we lived in from 2002-early 2005. This is Girlie Girl. Not to be confused with Little Girl, of course.

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Humane Society Exposes Petland Practices

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Despite assurances by Petland staff and on their corporate website that the company knows its breeders and deals only with those who have "the highest standards of pet care," many Petland puppies come from massive commercial breeders in Missouri and other Midwestern states, where hundreds of breeding dogs are packed into cramped, barren cages—often for their entire lives, with no socialization, exercise, or human interaction. This news story slipped by in November.

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Weekend Adopt-a-thon for Joplin Tornado Pets

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In addition, the Missouri Emergency Response Service team will conduct large animal rescue demonstrations, and there will be food, music and other family-friendly activities. ASPCA , Joplin Humane Society to Host Weekend Adopt-a-thon for Joplin Tornado Pets. Nearly 600 cats and dogs looking for permanent homes during major pet adoption event June 25 – 26.

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Going Green is Always in Fashion

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Louis, Missouri, where Ralston Purina was founded more than a century ago. - National Contest Invites Cat Owners to Create “It” Handbag of the Season -. LOUIS, March 29, 2010 – To celebrate Earth Day and the millions of cat owners across the country who make good green choices for their cats, home and environment all year-round, Yesterday’s News® brand cat litter is announcing the Do-Gooder Design Challenge.

From Today's New York Times

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20): Blake Hurst, a former hog farmer and president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, cautions that “we can’t ask the pigs what they think.” To the Editor: Re “ Don’t Presume to Know a Pig’s Mind ” (Op-Ed, Feb. But we can ask, and they can answer. Not in words, of course, but they can answer in ways that we can understand if we are paying attention. People who study pigs say they are as intelligent as a 3-year-old child, smarter even than the dogs we share our homes with.