Urgent Missouri Alert: Voice Support of HJR 86 Today!

Missouri House Joint Resolution 86 seeks to allow Missouri voters the opportunity to add state...

Missouri House Joint Resolution 86 seeks to allow Missouri voters the opportunity to add state constitutional protection for agricultural activities and the raising of domestic animals. The American Kennel Club and the Missouri Federation of Animal Owners both strongly support HJR 86. The resolution has already passed the state House of Representatives and is currently under consideration by the State Senate. The Missouri Federation reports that opponents of HJR 86 are heavily lobbying their state senators. Therefore, it is vitally important that all concerned responsible dog owners in Missouri contact their State Senator today and ask him or her to "Vote Yes on HJR 86!"

Click here to find the name and contact information of your Missouri State Senator.

For more information, contact the AKC Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720, or e-mail doglaw@akc.org; or contact the Missouri Federation of Animal Owners at www.mofed.org.


 

MO Representative Calls for United Opposition to Proposed Breeder Ballot Measure

[Wednesday, April 28, 2010]

Missouri State Representative Michael Parson has issued an open letter calling for a united opposition to the proposed ballot measure in Missouri that would restrict responsible dog breeding in the state.

The AKC opposes the proposed ballot measure, which would place a cap on the number of animals someone in Missouri may own.  We support, however, House Joint Resolution 86.  If adopted by the Legislature, HJR 86 would place a measure on the November 2010 ballot that would protect the rights of Missouri residents to raise animals in a humane manner that protects animal health without allowing the state to impose undue economic burdens on animal owners. 

The AKC asks that you join with us, the Missouri Federation of Animal Owners, members of the Missouri Legislature and other agricultural and dog organizations in opposing the proposed ballot measure and supporting House Joint Resolution 86.

 

How You Can Help:

  • Contact your state Representative and Senator.  Let them know that you appreciate the public support expressed by Representative Parson and some of their other colleagues.  Ask them to join the AKC, many of their colleagues, and dog and agriculture groups across the state in opposing the proposed ballot measure that unfairly regulates responsible dog breeding.

    Click here to find the names and contact information for your state legislators.

 

For more information, contact the AKC Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720, or e-mail doglaw@akc.org; or contact the Missouri Federation of Animal Owners at www.mofed.org.