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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 59,230
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

Nov 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) Puppy mills must end. Dogs are being treated poorly while people think that going to pet stores and buying puppies are okay, but they don't know who they are paying. They are paying greedy money-makers who don't care about animals. Adopt don't shop!
Nov 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 30, 2015 Michelle Geiger
Nov 29, 2015 thomas byrne
Nov 29, 2015 Elizabeth Payne
Nov 29, 2015 Stuart Payne
Nov 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 28, 2015 Nereida Martinez THIS NEEDS TO STOP NOW.
Nov 28, 2015 Mirko Rossi
Nov 28, 2015 julie tatton
Nov 28, 2015 lia schiltmans
Nov 28, 2015 ivana bracci
Nov 27, 2015 harry smith
Nov 27, 2015 Theresa Rose
Nov 25, 2015 Lizzie Isaacs
Nov 25, 2015 Sherry Herman
Nov 25, 2015 martin walls
Nov 25, 2015 brigitte forster
Nov 24, 2015 paige o
Nov 24, 2015 Sarah Byron End puppy mills! So horrible for the poor animals in cages that are too small and being treated horribly.
Nov 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) Yes, lets make a difference and stop exploiting poor innocent and defenceless animals.
Nov 24, 2015 Xining Wang
Nov 24, 2015 jayne allard
Nov 24, 2015 Stephanie Lourmais
Nov 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) It's about time!!! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ
Nov 24, 2015 Outi Tanskanen
Nov 24, 2015 Petro Vos
Nov 23, 2015 Audrey Bates
Nov 23, 2015 Betsey Cheung
Nov 23, 2015 Allana Raghoonauth
Nov 23, 2015 robin singh i strongly and firmly opposed puppy mills.... its sad to see still they exist after people getting aware of it... i am sad and want to request people to boycott together .
Nov 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 23, 2015 Jacintha Abeyratne I dont support puppy mills
Nov 23, 2015 (Name not displayed) This MUST stop
Nov 23, 2015 Janice Sawyer
Nov 23, 2015 Kathi Stanley I am so disgusted by people. What a sad sad society we are to allow this!! It must stop now!
Nov 23, 2015 Cindy Case
Nov 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 23, 2015 Isabelle Ma
Nov 23, 2015 Karen Nay
Nov 23, 2015 Kerry Ambrose We need to get the message out to adopt
Nov 23, 2015 (Name not displayed) stop these and close them disgusting and inhumane
Nov 23, 2015 cruz torres
Nov 23, 2015 Anthony Zanette Ban puppy mills! It's for money not love.
Nov 23, 2015 Sandra Evans
Nov 23, 2015 Aileen Alburo
Nov 23, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please stop this inhumane treatment. You would not lock your wife in a cage and force her to give birth to your own children so why is it ok to do that to another living creature???
Nov 23, 2015 concerned citizen
Nov 23, 2015 cynthia ringo

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