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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 55,045
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 29, 2014 Marc Withagen
Dec 28, 2014 michelle krueger
Dec 27, 2014 Rita Wooten Wrong and evil
Dec 27, 2014 Tina Moreland
Dec 27, 2014 Ineke Doosje
Dec 26, 2014 Manuela Masella
Dec 26, 2014 Brittney Walters
Dec 25, 2014 Amanda Lambert
Dec 25, 2014 Denise Mineart
Dec 24, 2014 Diann Vicario
Dec 24, 2014 Lorie Bradshaw
Dec 24, 2014 Lukas Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 Gabriel Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 Gudrun Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 Zachary Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 Karin Wagner
Dec 23, 2014 Otaly Bianchi
Dec 23, 2014 Tristan Jacques
Dec 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 23, 2014 anna helenes
Dec 22, 2014 Catherine Brennecke
Dec 22, 2014 Jaroslava Novakova
Dec 22, 2014 D W
Dec 22, 2014 Allison Wehrle
Dec 22, 2014 Sterna Viljoen
Dec 22, 2014 Gina Freitas
Dec 22, 2014 Judith Hays Puppy mills are plainly places that over-breed dogs which results in too many inferior dogs who are then sentenced to death.
Dec 22, 2014 Vicki Belanger
Dec 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 22, 2014 Karina Paredes
Dec 21, 2014 Marjorie Vickers
Dec 21, 2014 Gilay Oliveira Souza de Azevedo
Dec 20, 2014 Chiara Cerulli
Dec 19, 2014 Miodrag Bozic
Dec 19, 2014 Miodrag Bozic
Dec 18, 2014 Kristy Elam Lindberg
Dec 18, 2014 Belinda Pennett
Dec 18, 2014 Brenda Germann
Dec 18, 2014 massimo marchesini
Dec 18, 2014 celeste del vecchio
Dec 18, 2014 Janice Loftus
Dec 18, 2014 Elizabeth Masson
Dec 18, 2014 rosa popowski
Dec 18, 2014 Paschalia Keskinidou
Dec 18, 2014 Deborah Murrell
Dec 17, 2014 lori munoz
Dec 17, 2014 kris kelly protect animals
Dec 17, 2014 Stacy Limbright
Dec 17, 2014 Cecily Isle
Dec 17, 2014 Lori Shimabukuro

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