Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Walk for Pups to Help Yes! on Prop B Campaign

Even if you don't live in the state of Missouri, chances are you've heard about our puppy mills. We wear the embarrassing badge of shame as the "Puppy Mill Capital of America." During the past year, many animal lovers in Missourians worked tirelessly, gathering more than 190,000 signatures to place a measure on the November 2010 statewide ballot, which will end some of the worst abuses at puppy mills. The Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act is a measure that will improve the lives of dogs in commercial breeding operations in Missouri. Specifically, the measure will require large-scale dog breeding operations to provide each breeding dog under their care with the basics of humane animal care including:
  • Sufficient food and clean water;
  • Necessary veterinary care;
  • Sufficient housing, including protection from the elements;
  • Sufficient space to turn and stretch freely, lie down, and fully extend their limbs;
  • Regular exercise; and
  • Adequate rest between breeding cycles.
With less than three weeks until the November election, the Missourians for the Protection of Dogs / YES! on Prop B campaign needs the help of dog lovers everywhere to ensure that this crucial measure passes. Last summer, our family adopted an adorable puppy who had been rescued from a Missouri puppy mill [see Scamp's story here].  Like others who have rescued a dog from one of inhumane breeding facilities, I cannot comprehend this kind of cruelty. It literally makes me ill.

I just joined the Walk for Pups event to help the Yes! on Prop B campaign and have pledged to walk at least 2 miles daily throughout October (with both dogs, of course!). Even if you don't live in Missouri, please consider making a small donation to help us put an end to these horrible puppy mills. I promise, every little bit will help. Here is the link to my fundraising page:

Thank you so much for your support! Ellen

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