Emails needed by Sept.14th 1999!!
Subject: Missouri Mills - Letters to Governor solicited
There are, to put it mildly, lots of puppy mills in the
state of Missouri and surrounding states, as well as a tremendous
conflict of interest in the way puppy mills are inspected in Missouri.
Reference sites on this problem can be found at: http://www.nopuppymills.com/moda.html
(information on the history of two Missouri puppy
millers, G. A. Salmon and Tom Hawley, who now work for the state of
Missouri as...puppy mill inspectors! Salmon is head of the department
that inspects commercial kennels and Hawley is the inspector for
(Mrs. G. A. Salmon's website).
Please review these websites ...and read the other
statistical information presented in the enclosed post ...and then take
this opportunity to make your feelings clearly known to Governor
Carnahan of Missouri.
In addition to saying what you feel, you might also want
to quote a few of the statistics that irritate you the most ... and also
ask Governor Carnahan to read carefully the information found at
Posts for the governor should be sent to LaVerne Clark.
E-mail to: [email protected] as quickly as possible. She needs them by
September 14th. As requested below, please say what you think ...but
please keep your letters polite. You are most welcome to forward this
entire post wherever you wish ...throughout the United States and around
the world. Thank you very, very much.
Subject: Missouri Mills - Letters to Governor solicited.
From: "VICTORIA KING"
Enclosed is a very important forwarded letter - it is also very
important that we do take the time to write to LaVerne who will be
forwarding all our emails to the Governor of Missouri. The timing on
this is very interesting, as the first Puppymill hearings were heard two
weeks ago by the Oklahoma Senators and now the Governor of Missouri is
being involved. The next Senatorial hearing in Oklahoma is this
Wednesday the 1st of September 99 in OK City. Wouldn't it be terrific if
these adjacent states FINALLY started to sit up and take note of the
atrocities going on under the name of commercial kennels right under
their noses. This might be one of our best chances to make our feelings
known (from around the world and in no uncertain terms). Please keep
your letters polite, but to the point. We don't want the Governor to
think we are a bunch of crazies! VK
From: "Gail Lawson Clemons" Ok... a job for everyone
FOREST RIDGE RESCUE HOUSE
Date: Saturday, August 28, 1999 9:04 PM
Subject: Stamping out puppymills--please voice your opinion!!
A friend (LaVerne Clark) who does Mastiff rescue here in MO sent this to
me. Even though so few of you are in Missouri, since "our" puppies are
spread far and wide (even internationally) it impacts ALL of us. Please
send a response to LaVerne at the address at the end and she will
forward all of them to the person she knows in Jefferson City
(Missouri's capital.) She didn't want to post the woman's email address
on the Internet without permission. THANKS!!
I've just heard from a friend (whose friend is an Admin. Asst. for one
of the MO state representatives) -- the Admin. Asst. is collecting
information about MO puppymills, and is planning to pass the info on to
"interested parties" in Jefferson City. When I get the OK from her, I'll
give you her e-mail address. I'd appreciate it if you would pass the
info out to anyone/everyone you know who would be willing to write a
letter to Governor Carnahan about MO's puppymills, dog auctions, the
appointment of puppymillers to the Animal Care Facilities department,
possibly mention a tourism boycott to MO until the situation is "cleaned
She wants letters from all over the world -- not just
from Missouri, or the United States! She NEEDS the e-mails by Sept. 14.
You could mention this to your contacts, so they can send the messages
to me ([email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>), and I will
forward to Jeff City. For additional info, go to http://www.nopuppymills.com
-- the info about G.A. Salmon (head of ACFA) and Tom Hawley (Dist. #6
ACFA inspector) is there. Salmon and Hawley still have "commercial
kennels" and are licensed with United States Department of Agriculture
(USDA) and Missouri Dept. of Agriculture. Is there a "conflict of
Joyce Salmon's (G.A. Salmon's wife) website is:
http://www.trumanlakearea.com/blackoak.htm . Missouri has the
most-licensed "commercial breeders" in the country -- 1101 licensed with
Missouri. Dept. of Ag. as of 2/10/99. There were 1,902 total licensees
as of 2/10/99 -- the number includes 77 "dealers" (plus boarding
kennels, pet shops, hobby/show licensed/registered, shelters, pounds,
etc. There are 8 state inspectors to inspect these 1,900 facilities.
Please pass this info on to interested parties.
La Verne Clark [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>
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