Additional Reporting Resources
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- For algal blooms: Submit a Suspected Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) notification form to the Department of Natural Resources here. “The [D]epartment urges people to notify staff of blooms” since they are a serious public health, environmental, and economic issue. Fill out the form to the best of your abilities, attach photos, email it to [email protected] and include your contact information so the Department can follow up with any questions about your report.
- For worker safety concerns: Report violations of workplace health and safety standards to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration using this online form. Workplace safety hazards may include lack of drinking water, exposure to agricultural chemicals and sick animals, and lack of personal safety equipment. See more agricultural hazards here. When filling out the form, you should describe each workplace hazard in as much detail as possible.
The form requires that you provide your name and contact information, however you are protected from retaliation from an employer under the Whistleblower Protection Program and if you believe an employer takes retaliatory action in response to your workplace hazard report, you may file a Whistleblower complaint. Both employees and representatives of employees may report workplace concerns to OSHA.
- For animal welfare concerns: Report animal abuse or neglect to the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) by calling the Animal Cruelty Hotline at 314-647-4400 or filling out this online form. The HSMO Animal Cruelty Task Force handles abuse cases for farm animals in addition to domestic animals by working with owners and law enforcement. While legal enforcement may get involved, federal and state laws provide little protection for farm animals.
Note: Missouri law mandates that any photo or video evidence of farm animal abuse or neglect must be submitted unedited and unmanipulated to law enforcement within 24 hours of the recording. Any unintentional violation of these provisions classifies as a misdemeanor.
For improper dead animal disposal concerns: Report improper dead livestock disposal to the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) Animal Health Division at (573)-751-3377 or e-mail [email protected]. Visit the Animal Health Division’s webpage for details about the information you should include in your report and proper animal disposal under ‘Dead Animal Reporting’.
- For dead animals: Report improper dead livestock disposal to the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) Animal Health Division at (573)-751-3377 or e-mail [email protected]. Visit the Animal Health Division’s webpage for details the information you should include in your report and proper animal disposal under ‘Dead Animal Reporting’.