Missouri is consistently ranked one of the worst states for animal protection and welfare in the United States.
Missouri is the #1 state for puppy mill production.
Missouri is the #1 state for consumer complaints about breeders selling sick puppies.
Missouri is home to 28% (+950) of all USDA licensed breeders in the United States.
Missouri has over 800 puppy mills, with over 38,000 adult dogs trapped in the cycle of abuse.
On average, 1 out of every 3 puppies in the U.S. was born and bred in Missouri.
At least 18 pet stores sell puppies from a puppy mill.
Missouri is home to the largest dog broker in the country.
Missouri is home to the largest dog auction in the country.
Missouri exotic animal ownership and trade is dangerously unregulated.
Missouri is home to the largest exotic animal auction in the country.
Missouri is the #1 state for the number of minors and adults injured by captive bears and primates.
Missouri is considered to have the weakest rules and regulation overseeing Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO’s) in the United States.
Missouri is 1 of only 6 states to have an ag-gag law, making it illegal for undercover investigations of puppy mills and factory farms.