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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 59,972
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

May 22, 2016 Jackylyn Mamador
May 22, 2016 binal shah
May 22, 2016 Afsaneh Rahmani
May 20, 2016 Carmen Stigen
May 20, 2016 Shane Edgar
May 20, 2016 Sheridan Battle
May 20, 2016 Irene Bartlett
May 20, 2016 David Young
May 19, 2016 casey muhs
May 19, 2016 Laney Smith Stop it !
May 19, 2016 A. Trok
May 19, 2016 John Costanzo
May 19, 2016 Karen Rubino
May 19, 2016 Peggy Crowl
May 19, 2016 Caryn Sutherland
May 19, 2016 Sherry Horne Taylor Pupay mills are a horrible way of producing with no thought as to the health of the female dogs. When they can breed, they are thrust away like garbage. Puppy mills pile crates of dogs on top of another without considering the needs of the dogs.
May 19, 2016 Erin Colón
May 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2016 Cynthia Ortiz
May 19, 2016 Kathy Nelson
May 19, 2016 Jessica Elizabeth Hart
May 19, 2016 Elina Salomaki
May 18, 2016 Kathy Dorr
May 18, 2016 Sarah Stevens
May 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2016 Terri OBlisk
May 18, 2016 Caitlin Kelley
May 17, 2016 Georgette Kaszubinski
May 17, 2016 Laura Iglesias de Oliveira
May 17, 2016 Charlene Beck
May 16, 2016 Tammy Handelong
May 16, 2016 jennifer pies
May 16, 2016 Patricia Ryon SHAME ON U!
May 16, 2016 Karen Fobert
May 15, 2016 Msry Stone
May 15, 2016 jane smith I cant believe I have to sign this for years this is going on please stop these innocent creatures from being tortured you would not treat your family or children like this lets put and end to this now!!!!
May 15, 2016 paula Lynch
May 14, 2016 Janine Wilson If you love dogs and want a puppy to be part of your life why would you NOT care about the welfare of the poor dogs in puppy mills. If you don't you should not be bringing a dog into your life. Please sign to stop this ugly industry.
May 14, 2016 (Name not displayed) These sick, twisted individuals (won't even honor them with the title of "human being") should be locked in prison and the key thrown away!!! Our laws need to change to protect these innocent animals!!!
May 13, 2016 aLeXX CooPeR
May 13, 2016 Danielle Ifrah
May 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 13, 2016 charlene henley
May 13, 2016 Emily Berlin
May 13, 2016 Debbie Brent
May 13, 2016 Cathy M Tonarelli
May 13, 2016 Melinda Robbins
May 13, 2016 Robin Wood
May 13, 2016 (Name not displayed) Puppy mills are the ultimate in cruelty. ..!!! How can they justify keeping these innocent and lovable animals caged in deplorable conditions just to fill their pockets with money. How can they sleep at night without having nightmares. .!!?? Help them!
May 13, 2016 Franca Faustini

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