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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 59,579
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

Feb 14, 2016 Cathy Truman
Feb 14, 2016 Ku Rr
Feb 14, 2016 Alysse McBride Puppy mills are cruel treatment and abuse of animals needs to stop immediately!
Feb 14, 2016 Deanna Shulte
Feb 14, 2016 Kelly Louis air raids
Feb 13, 2016 tru selner
Feb 13, 2016 Karen Phillips
Feb 13, 2016 Irene Roos
Feb 13, 2016 Lawren Rudley
Feb 12, 2016 Jean Bolson
Feb 12, 2016 LISA ROBINSON
Feb 12, 2016 Sylvia Vairo
Feb 12, 2016 Brandon Danaher
Feb 11, 2016 Gisele Rodrigues
Feb 11, 2016 Katelyn O'Leary
Feb 10, 2016 Ken Stein
Feb 10, 2016 sherry beliveau Until profit for suffering and cruelty is stopped, we will never be a world at peace
Feb 9, 2016 Joanne Montgomery Stop puppy mills now!
Feb 8, 2016 Carolyn Waltenberg
Feb 8, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2016 corinne nygren
Feb 7, 2016 Nicole Anderson
Feb 7, 2016 Debra Nourse
Feb 7, 2016 Elimaris Gonzalez
Feb 7, 2016 Consuelo Serena Velasco
Feb 6, 2016 Pia Mechler
Feb 6, 2016 Meray Dedeci
Feb 6, 2016 Christa Lohrig
Feb 6, 2016 Tiziana Bagarotto
Feb 6, 2016 simone lovack Puppy mills are indefensible in a world where so many homeless dogs need a home!
Feb 6, 2016 cruz isar
Feb 6, 2016 Fournier Fernande
Feb 6, 2016 Marites Reimann
Feb 6, 2016 Manuela Zeiler
Feb 6, 2016 Danny Chan Please ADOPT and save an animal. Do not buy from puppy mills or pet stores. Thank you on behalf of animals everywhere.
Feb 6, 2016 Jennalyn Kabiling
Feb 5, 2016 Barbara Lonsbury
Feb 5, 2016 Theresa Duffy
Feb 5, 2016 Teresa Passarelli this is long overdue. these innocent creatures suffer in the worst ways imaginable. Time to stop it permanently
Feb 5, 2016 Teri Wikowsky
Feb 4, 2016 Valeria Molina
Feb 4, 2016 Donna hernandez
Feb 4, 2016 Janka Steller
Feb 4, 2016 Katie Langman
Feb 4, 2016 Kimberly Guysick
Feb 4, 2016 Maria Rimbau
Feb 4, 2016 Jennifer Woo
Feb 4, 2016 (Name not displayed)

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