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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 62,472
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

Oct 19, 2017 Michelle Neeson
Oct 19, 2017 Annett Strahan
Oct 19, 2017 Alson Sachs
Oct 19, 2017 Ronald Brogan
Oct 19, 2017 OSVALDO TOMAS
Oct 18, 2017 Barbara Hood
Oct 18, 2017 KC Coyne
Oct 18, 2017 Deanna Webster
Oct 17, 2017 Carole H There is NO WAY that humans should profiteer off the backs of animals for their own pitiful means of greed. YES --- ban all puppy mills !! I am happy to share this with all my FB friends
Oct 17, 2017 Jessica Ball There are so many precious babies that need loving homes.
Oct 17, 2017 Marie Shick
Oct 17, 2017 toni DANIELSON
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) Shut down the mills in OHIO Governor Kasich
Oct 17, 2017 Jamie Davidson
Oct 17, 2017 Cindy Kissler
Oct 17, 2017 Pedro Cordero STOP Puppy Mills
Oct 17, 2017 Marcy D'Agostine
Oct 17, 2017 Bianca Constance
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) ADOPT- DON'T SHOP!
Oct 17, 2017 Lesley Wells This is wonderful news. It must now be done all around the world.
Oct 17, 2017 Fabiola SosaGamboa
Oct 16, 2017 Effie Fuqua I pray all states & countries put puppy mills out of business. A.S.A.P.
Oct 16, 2017 Tami Lang
Oct 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 16, 2017 chris goodenough
Oct 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 16, 2017 Venita Potter I just hope that the other states pass this law too. It's way past time to put these creeps out of business. And to stop the abuse and neglect that goes on in these puppy mills.
Oct 16, 2017 Lisa Leonard
Oct 16, 2017 Janea Tolentino
Oct 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 16, 2017 Lynne Macpherson
Oct 16, 2017 Laura Meza
Oct 16, 2017 Phoebe Errington this is cruel, I hope you will consider the responsibility of raising an animal, and how cruel it is to these poor animals that are bred over and over not regaurding their health, just in it for the money
Oct 16, 2017 Ricki Rendessy
Oct 16, 2017 Dorothy Peier
Oct 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 16, 2017 Lori Roberts
Oct 16, 2017 karen multer
Oct 16, 2017 Diana Whitt This kind of animal abuse has been going on for years-when are those in a position of power going to move on this issue?
Oct 16, 2017 Susan Cohen
Oct 16, 2017 Terri Strang Close down these horrible places NOW!!!!!
Oct 16, 2017 Diane Webster
Oct 16, 2017 (Name not displayed) I live and work in Europe. The situation here is even worse, because this issue is totally ignored by the public(or they are unaware of it).
Oct 16, 2017 Helen Malinauskas
Oct 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 15, 2017 Belinda Phelps Please help stop this inhumane issue that seems to be way to wide spread. Maybe these puppy mill owners should be forced to live like they make these poor animals are forced to live. Shut them ALL
Oct 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 15, 2017 Jeryl Roller

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