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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 61,215
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

Dec 10, 2016 alexa molnar
Dec 10, 2016 Patti Conley
Dec 10, 2016 Tina Dominy
Dec 9, 2016 Anne-Lise Bonham That is horrendous, and no reason, except pure cruel scuba doing this deed ! Hope they are caught !
Dec 9, 2016 Fran Johanson
Dec 9, 2016 Lisa Fogell
Dec 9, 2016 Linda Hewlett I hope 2 c a stop 2 all puppy Mills..ppl plz adopt & put them out of business!
Dec 8, 2016 Casey Kaemerer
Dec 8, 2016 Connie Page There is no place for filthy mills in civilized society. Hopefully we have advanced from barbaric cruelty to compassion and care in healthy living at all levels.
Dec 8, 2016 Michele Jordan It's a shame what some humans will resort to for money!!!!! Criminal acts need to be dealt with, with the criminal justice system!
Dec 8, 2016 Susan Cook
Dec 8, 2016 Dawn Giroux
Dec 8, 2016 Christopher Ryan
Dec 8, 2016 Brittney Morris This breaks my heart that people would this to puppies. They are babies just like a child.
Dec 8, 2016 Molli Beightol
Dec 7, 2016 sandra Cole
Dec 7, 2016 sherri Weber puppy mills need to go
Dec 7, 2016 Larrissa Keller
Dec 6, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 6, 2016 (Name not displayed) no animal should suffer in horrible conditions.
Dec 6, 2016 (Name not displayed) I hope you find these creeps and punish them to the fullest extent !!!!!
Dec 6, 2016 Casey Sepulveda
Dec 6, 2016 Johanna Gremillion We need stricter laws and more jail time for animal abusers.
Dec 6, 2016 Marguerite Shaw
Dec 6, 2016 Heather Perry
Dec 6, 2016 Charlotte Emmert
Dec 6, 2016 Chantal Vanwymelbeke
Dec 6, 2016 (Name not displayed) There are so many animals needing a good home. Animals are living beings that should not be for profit but for love!!
Dec 6, 2016 Amelia m Rojas
Dec 6, 2016 Joanne Muellman
Dec 6, 2016 Carol Popely I hate places like this exist. The sooner they can no longer do business exploiting innocent animals the better
Dec 6, 2016 Lucy Verdejo Find this people put them in jail
Dec 6, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 6, 2016 Alexis Patton
Dec 6, 2016 S. P.
Dec 6, 2016 Lilly Thomas Toughen the law for puppy mills and factory farms. They are not a commodity. They are living beings has feelings and emotions and can feel pain. USDA please stop the exploitation
Dec 6, 2016 Marion Tanner Never buy from a pet store. If you absolutely MUST have a pure bred, try to find a rescue.
Dec 6, 2016 Kim Jaramilllo
Dec 6, 2016 Gwen Gruendemann
Dec 6, 2016 Barb Burgess
Dec 6, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 6, 2016 Merrie ShagerJD
Dec 6, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 6, 2016 Jennifer Shreve Please stop puppy mills in the U.S. We are behind the times when it comes to the treatment of animals. Other countries have better laws in place that stop such treatment of animals. We should do the same. Please adopt don't shop.
Dec 6, 2016 Kimberly Beebe
Dec 6, 2016 Vi Sherman Puppy mills need to be outlawed. There are too many homeless cats and dogs now that need homes. I have a rescue and I love him dearly. What a deplorable life the dogs in these puppy mills live - these people are greedy
Dec 6, 2016 Marilyn Figueroa
Dec 6, 2016 alex beausaert
Dec 6, 2016 (Name not displayed) This needs to stop!
Dec 6, 2016 Nancy Baumgardner

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