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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 62,046
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

We've all heard of puppy mills—those large-scale, commercial operations that breed puppies for profit. The promise of high returns provides incentive to minimize overhead costs and maximize profit, and the dogs pay the price. Millions of cats and dogs, meanwhile, inhabit shelters where volunteers and charities struggle to provide even basic needs.

Despite the limited protection provided by state and federal regulations, such as the Animal Welfare Act, less-than-ethical entrepreneurs exploit loopholes to sell directly to consumers, often using the internet as a conduit.

While advocates continue to push for tougher legislation, consumers continue to unknowingly purchase puppies and the cycle continues. Rather than relying on a lethargic legislative process, consumers can intervene directly by making responsible and informed decisions when searching for that new family member.

Sign the pledge and put puppy mills out of business.

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By signing this pledge and following the principles listed here, I am committed to the cessation of puppy mills and the unethical exploitation of puppies for profit. I promise to:

  • Always consider adoption first. With an estimated 6-8 million potential pets inhabiting shelters in the U.S., your next pet could be waiting at a local shelter. You don't just gain a family member, you're saving a life.
  • Boycott the middle man. Stay away from faceless pet stores and anonymous internet retailers as they are the most likely to sell puppies born in mills. Buy supplies from shops that support adoptions and refuse to sell dogs. Always inspect the facilities and ensure the puppy comes from a humane and respectable environment.
  • Spread the word. Already have a full pack? You can still help by sharing your knowledge with friends and family who might be looking to add one more. Puppy mills rely on consumer ignorance to peddle their product, using deceptive marketing to obscure the deplorable conditions. If more people were aware of the true nature of puppy mills, they could make an informed choice about where their puppy comes from.

For a healthier and happier puppy.

Petition Signatures

Jun 23, 2017 Nani Teruya
Jun 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2017 Lindsey Dakin
Jun 22, 2017 Beverly Brown
Jun 22, 2017 Ольга Малютина
Jun 21, 2017 Kathy & Judy Sutter who's getting paid off
Jun 21, 2017 Darlene Dorey
Jun 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 20, 2017 Anne Wingo
Jun 20, 2017 Lisa Algee Every city, state, and on-line selling system must abide by strict regulations with regard to the breeding, selling, and buying of animals (any kind/type of animal).
Jun 20, 2017 ANNE Gilbert
Jun 20, 2017 Stacy Winner
Jun 20, 2017 Anne Matarin-Bessiron
Jun 20, 2017 Mark Berriman
Jun 20, 2017 Linda Cook
Jun 19, 2017 Katherine Rickels
Jun 19, 2017 Jen Featherstone
Jun 19, 2017 Billie Orechovesky
Jun 19, 2017 Jana Williams
Jun 19, 2017 Anna Krohn
Jun 19, 2017 Cynthia Ostrunic
Jun 19, 2017 Sharon Porter
Jun 19, 2017 Carol DelliCarpini
Jun 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 19, 2017 Jeannie Dinning
Jun 19, 2017 Ursula Kiefert
Jun 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 19, 2017 fas sdf
Jun 19, 2017 (Name not displayed) what kind of person could be so cruel and hurt an animal. Do you know how horrible it is for a dog. Not knowing what it did wrong and why it is treated like this.
Jun 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 19, 2017 (Name not displayed) screw puppy mills
Jun 19, 2017 Christina Adkins
Jun 18, 2017 Lee Biehl
Jun 18, 2017 Rob Windsor
Jun 17, 2017 Jeannie Dixon
Jun 17, 2017 Michelle Andino
Jun 17, 2017 charin Suárez
Jun 16, 2017 Kimberly Boden
Jun 16, 2017 patricia sutter
Jun 16, 2017 claude mulot
Jun 16, 2017 Cheryl Thompson
Jun 16, 2017 Mary Marchbanks
Jun 16, 2017 Cyndee Jimenez
Jun 16, 2017 Natasha Jenkins
Jun 16, 2017 Linda Miller Awful, detestable practice; I can't believe they still exist.
Jun 16, 2017 Jacqueline Straw
Jun 16, 2017 Rama Bharadwaj
Jun 16, 2017 Mandy Graves
Jun 16, 2017 Jeanette Cherry-Gamble

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