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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 55,277
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

Jan 28, 2015 jen wright
Jan 28, 2015 PATRICIA dothage The cruelty has got to end. This type of greed will haunt us all and we will pay for it by karma.
Jan 28, 2015 Robin Majlak
Jan 28, 2015 Lee Ann DeMars
Jan 28, 2015 Lynn Webber
Jan 28, 2015 luwana dyer
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 Stephen Kropik
Jan 28, 2015 Jenny Lim-Kropik
Jan 28, 2015 Philippa Hardy
Jan 28, 2015 Richard Engle
Jan 28, 2015 floyd powell
Jan 28, 2015 Carlos Santana
Jan 28, 2015 kati vonholten
Jan 28, 2015 Linda Elgin
Jan 27, 2015 Sandra Gonzalez
Jan 27, 2015 Patience Knepper
Jan 27, 2015 Kitty Araiyama
Jan 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 27, 2015 Helena Saunders Why is there all this evil the world,God bless these poor puppy,s
Jan 27, 2015 Annemarie Krogholm
Jan 26, 2015 Linda Bachmanek
Jan 26, 2015 Laurie Board
Jan 26, 2015 marlene lamarche
Jan 26, 2015 Chanell Haggard
Jan 25, 2015 Janina Grage
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) I love dogs
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2015 Shannon VanArsdall
Jan 25, 2015 Rachel Strain
Jan 24, 2015 Jeanine Eaton
Jan 24, 2015 Diana Czuchta
Jan 24, 2015 Mercedes V Del Castillo
Jan 24, 2015 CYNDI DONOVAN
Jan 24, 2015 Stacey McCurley
Jan 24, 2015 Amie Oaks We speak for those who can't!!!
Jan 24, 2015 Ellen Chung
Jan 23, 2015 Barbaralynne Miller No To Puppy Mills... Greedy Evil Sub Humans..SHAMEFUL.....
Jan 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 23, 2015 Claudia Afonso
Jan 23, 2015 Michelle Heisey
Jan 22, 2015 Min H
Jan 22, 2015 Eden Holly
Jan 22, 2015 michelle tocci
Jan 22, 2015 Judith Weiler
Jan 21, 2015 Lizbet Veliz
Jan 21, 2015 Andrea Muir
Jan 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 21, 2015 fabiano garcia

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