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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 54,818
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 28, 2014 maddy hollis
Nov 28, 2014 elizabeth fernandez
Nov 28, 2014 Emily Shaw
Nov 28, 2014 michèle messager
Nov 28, 2014 mike hopkins
Nov 28, 2014 Mary Jo Thomas
Nov 28, 2014 Emme Lemeilleur
Nov 28, 2014 dominique frutos
Nov 28, 2014 Barbara Higgs
Nov 28, 2014 lizeth marquez
Nov 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 28, 2014 Tina Edgar
Nov 28, 2014 Vicky Kammer
Nov 28, 2014 Cynthia Rosmus
Nov 28, 2014 Sydnee Sallivan
Nov 27, 2014 kim walsh
Nov 27, 2014 Norm Seavey
Nov 27, 2014 Agustina Villanueva
Nov 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 27, 2014 Giny Vannieuwenhuysen I say NO to animal suffering !
Nov 27, 2014 Anne Hrmmings
Nov 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 JOHN MANION
Nov 26, 2014 laural Ball
Nov 26, 2014 Julie Linton
Nov 26, 2014 Emily Tenaglia
Nov 26, 2014 Lisa Arnone
Nov 26, 2014 Jen Fitz Disgusting and disgraceful are just 2 words that come to mind.
Nov 26, 2014 Ashley Wentzel
Nov 26, 2014 gilles plaut
Nov 26, 2014 anna pinter
Nov 26, 2014 Amanda Encinias
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please dont do this be a better person.Don't hurt the animals they don't deserve this at all.
Nov 26, 2014 Christina Sabella
Nov 26, 2014 Tracy Mattes
Nov 26, 2014 Tammy Wagner
Nov 26, 2014 Anita Parys
Nov 25, 2014 kirkette martin
Nov 25, 2014 Carolyn Campbell
Nov 25, 2014 Jason Godfrey
Nov 25, 2014 Colleen Kennedy
Nov 25, 2014 Mary Ann Corsello This is inhumane treatment of animals. this is procreating without regard to the health of the animals.
Nov 25, 2014 Kevin\Karen Henderson
Nov 25, 2014 Rebecca Mogel
Nov 25, 2014 Amanisha Mead
Nov 25, 2014 therese langley
Nov 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 24, 2014 Dee borseti
Nov 24, 2014 Vicenza Harbert
Nov 24, 2014 Tanisha Braziel Put An END To This Madness!

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