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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 52,365
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

Apr 16, 2014 Cheryl Tobins
Apr 16, 2014 Matthias Haess
Apr 16, 2014 Chris Miller
Apr 16, 2014 Jess Duelfer
Apr 16, 2014 Louise Provost
Apr 16, 2014 Amanda Schmidt
Apr 16, 2014 john poirier
Apr 16, 2014 paula hays I am committed to the cessation of puppy mills and the unethical exploitation of puppies for profit.
Apr 16, 2014 Heather Alexander
Apr 16, 2014 Petruta Mureseanu
Apr 16, 2014 lisa Davailus
Apr 16, 2014 Katie Cole
Apr 16, 2014 Gretchen Sackett
Apr 16, 2014 Michelle Howard Puppy Farming has to be STOPPED we can all help by refusing to buy from puppy farms or name and shame bad breeders
Apr 16, 2014 Ola Almazova
Apr 16, 2014 Johanna de Bruin
Apr 15, 2014 Judy Lane
Apr 15, 2014 Mariana Caraca
Apr 14, 2014 Katie Martin
Apr 14, 2014 Patricia Jewell
Apr 14, 2014 Taylor Wegryn
Apr 14, 2014 Heather Brownlee These puppy mills are unforgivable! Help to put them out of business.
Apr 14, 2014 Svetlana Demireva
Apr 14, 2014 Lisa Reed
Apr 14, 2014 c lc ʚïɞ ¡¡¡ No podemos exigir q ames a los animales pero si q los respetes ... Amooo ;-) Guauuu !!! ʚïɞ
Apr 14, 2014 susan wesbrook
Apr 13, 2014 Robert Downing
Apr 13, 2014 shirley riedhammer
Apr 13, 2014 carlos osorio
Apr 13, 2014 Carol Schmitt
Apr 13, 2014 Wendy Ramsey
Apr 12, 2014 Tina Moirao
Apr 12, 2014 henny van der Voort
Apr 11, 2014 A Herron Guess you are getting sales tax on this, otherwise you really don't care what happens to innocent animals.
Apr 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2014 Melissa Bostic
Apr 11, 2014 Amber Thrasher
Apr 11, 2014 Ivana Soldic
Apr 11, 2014 Rita Stolzenberg
Apr 11, 2014 Salwah Koriya
Apr 11, 2014 Antonio Delgado Fenoy
Apr 11, 2014 Melissa Hart
Apr 11, 2014 Anne Grice Puppy mills and kitten mills are the most cruel brutal evil abhorrent places on this planet. This is the biggest betrayal of companion animals and it is a disgrace that the USDA still fails to make them illegal for the sickening cruelty to all the animals
Apr 10, 2014 angela harris
Apr 10, 2014 Emily Schlaegel
Apr 10, 2014 Darlene Dalton
Apr 10, 2014 mary Gardner STOP THIS CRUELTY!!
Apr 10, 2014 Samantha Busby

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