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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 61,715
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

Mar 27, 2017 josilda josilda
Mar 27, 2017 LaNita Jardine
Mar 26, 2017 Connie Brisbane
Mar 25, 2017 Pamela Clark
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 24, 2017 JoLayne Fritz
Mar 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 24, 2017 Matthew Melton END PUPPY ABUSE NOW! STOP PUPPY MILLS!
Mar 24, 2017 Monica Robledo
Mar 23, 2017 Leon Joubert
Mar 23, 2017 wendy Hawthorne
Mar 23, 2017 Ava Harms
Mar 23, 2017 Sharon Gilman
Mar 23, 2017 Sarah Mac Crossan
Mar 23, 2017 Beatriz Zebadua
Mar 23, 2017 Laura Vera
Mar 23, 2017 robin matere
Mar 23, 2017 LINDA boyce
Mar 23, 2017 Linda Brown
Mar 23, 2017 Torunn Hvilsten
Mar 23, 2017 Lisa Knapp
Mar 23, 2017 Maria Johnson
Mar 23, 2017 Diane Brown
Mar 23, 2017 Jennifer Genuino
Mar 23, 2017 Eric Waguespack
Mar 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 23, 2017 Baileigh Dabdoub
Mar 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2017 Maddison Martin
Mar 21, 2017 Mikaela Aleman
Mar 21, 2017 haley stultz I care so much for animals, and to see that mom and dads have to go through this just so selfish people can get money is disgusting. adopt, don't shop :(((
Mar 21, 2017 liberty paden
Mar 21, 2017 Isabella Gurnick
Mar 20, 2017 Debbie Hinesley
Mar 20, 2017 Alice Acevedo
Mar 20, 2017 (Name not displayed) I hate puppy mills and think they are terrible I want them to be destroyed.
Mar 20, 2017 LJILJANA M
Mar 19, 2017 Heather Thompson
Mar 19, 2017 Tina Warden
Mar 16, 2017 Agatha Ko
Mar 16, 2017 P Plunkett
Mar 16, 2017 Susan Benavidez
Mar 16, 2017 Gail Cooper
Mar 15, 2017 Janis Cockreham
Mar 15, 2017 jewell batway

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