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5/15/12: 38,165 signatures sent to Representative Jim Gerlach. please continue to sign for this important cause if you haven't already!
Goal: 55,000 Progress: 53,705
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

It's time we stopped profiting off of the misery of animals. Commercial dog breeders breed puppies for the sake of turning a profit — many times, without regard for the puppies at all. The breeders aren't interested in dogs' well-being — they simply want to keep the inventory moving, unconcerned with even basic humane standards.

The Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act (H.R. 835) targets all commercial dog breeders, requiring them to provide their dogs with daily exercise and outdoor stimulation. It would also mandate appropriate enclosures, such as cages with solid, non-wire flooring and enough space to move around.

Write to representative Jim Gerlach, co-sponsor of H.R. 835, thanking him for his support of puppies and asking him to continue advocating for the passage of H.R. 835.

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Dear Representative Jim Gerlach:

Thank you for co-sponsoring the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act (H.R. 835). If passed, this bill will go a long way in protecting puppies who are bred for commercial purposes.

Currently, the USDA only requires dog breeders who sell to brokers or pet stores to carry a license to do so. They aren't required to follow regulations or guidelines when it comes to breeding and caring for their puppies. They often keep them in tiny cages without allowing them the time to run free outside and participate in daily exercise. The conditions these puppies often inhabit are horrifyingly sub-par and do nothing to promote their future health.

Put simply, commercial breeders' primary goal is to churn out puppies as quickly as possible — they are not interested in the welfare of the dogs. That's why we need increased standards put into law as outlined by H.R. 835.

Please continue to fight for puppies and for the passage of H.R. 835.

Petition Signatures


Jun 19, 2018 Judi Luthy
Jun 19, 2018 Susan Hogarth
Jun 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 19, 2018 Michael Sackar
Jun 18, 2018 Vicki Peters
Jun 18, 2018 Bridget Hopper
Jun 18, 2018 Tamara Bacon
Jun 18, 2018 Leslie Vanlessen
Jun 17, 2018 Jackie Maloof
Jun 16, 2018 Gina Fendeu
Jun 12, 2018 Angie Hyde
Jun 10, 2018 JULIE ROBERTS
Jun 10, 2018 Sophie Avoustin
Jun 8, 2018 Kristen Guarino
Jun 8, 2018 mina rosen
Jun 8, 2018 Sandra Thompson
Jun 7, 2018 Karen Myers
Jun 7, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
Jun 4, 2018 Ashley K
Jun 1, 2018 susan shawket
May 31, 2018 Pauline Desilets
May 31, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 30, 2018 Joan Heezen
May 29, 2018 Lorraine Glenn
May 29, 2018 BOUR Claire
May 29, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
May 29, 2018 Sue King
May 29, 2018 Маргарита Буковская
May 28, 2018 Shirley Baker
May 28, 2018 raisa hebra
May 28, 2018 Debra Bayer
May 28, 2018 Nicole Lambert
May 28, 2018 Roel Miranda
May 28, 2018 Maria Manzo Lets breed humans and pick them all alike..... sounds really stupid isnt it? Just like to me breading animals to sell
May 28, 2018 Boris Nilsson
May 27, 2018 Denise Deck
May 27, 2018 Julie Wild
May 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 27, 2018 Tanya Kok
May 27, 2018 Heather Bowman
May 27, 2018 Linda Pearl
May 27, 2018 erich fischinger
May 27, 2018 Lesa Jacobsen Puppy mills need to be put OUT OF BUSINESS. PERIOD. No more animal suffering for profit!
May 27, 2018 Jean McDermott
May 27, 2018 Cynthia Murphy
May 27, 2018 antje kessel
May 27, 2018 Bernie Doherty
May 27, 2018 Lisa Ramaci
May 27, 2018 Charity Thayn

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