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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 54,755
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 22, 2014 Eva Aguilar
Nov 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 22, 2014 venessa anthony
Nov 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please help these innocent souls!
Nov 22, 2014 Cindy Porter
Nov 22, 2014 Juentzie Vargas
Nov 22, 2014 JJ Santiago
Nov 22, 2014 Maribel Ortega
Nov 22, 2014 Carol Matz
Nov 22, 2014 Florencia Ferrero Motta
Nov 21, 2014 Beth Hrnciar
Nov 21, 2014 Susan Parish
Nov 21, 2014 Sheryl Ferguson
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Nov 21, 2014 Charlotte Johansen
Nov 21, 2014 Renee Buckland
Nov 21, 2014 Kris Batley
Nov 21, 2014 annette florence
Nov 21, 2014 Emilie Schaumburg
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Nov 21, 2014 Michelle Atkins
Nov 21, 2014 Katja Sibakov
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Nov 21, 2014 whitney ingram
Nov 20, 2014 brenda rister
Nov 20, 2014 Nikki Anderson
Nov 20, 2014 Lydia Mendez
Nov 20, 2014 Monique Threeton
Nov 20, 2014 Theresa Bolima
Nov 20, 2014 Emily Cittadino One of my students spoke about this issue in class - supporting her and this cause.
Nov 20, 2014 Sharon Payne
Nov 20, 2014 cynthia allen This needs to stop now.
Nov 20, 2014 Evelina Kopcheva
Nov 20, 2014 Emily Campbell
Nov 20, 2014 Tatiana Musatova
Nov 19, 2014 sonja biss
Nov 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 19, 2014 Judi Middleton
Nov 19, 2014 Sue Waterman
Nov 19, 2014 Anna Tolmacheva
Nov 19, 2014 Kim Singer
Nov 19, 2014 luba beganovic
Nov 19, 2014 Alfred Papillon
Nov 19, 2014 marley mcdermott Please Help
Nov 19, 2014 Denise Sheehan Too many irresponsible breeders sick animals and no vet care. There are millions of dogs including puppy litters on death row for being homeless. Stop puppy mills saves lives
Nov 18, 2014 hinal savla please stop this...animals also have right to live freely of their own choice
Nov 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 18, 2014 Chrissy Garcia
Nov 18, 2014 Samir Kraus
Nov 18, 2014 LySette Schweitzer

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