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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 58,237
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

Oct 7, 2015 denise tohme
Oct 7, 2015 Bonny Jean Austin Save puppies and dogs from this inhumane begin, fate or end. We must start acknowledging the intelligence, pain, fear and joy all animals do just as we humans do. Our arrogance and lack of compassion will be our end.
Oct 7, 2015 Judith Biserta stop the puppy mills. the animals are suffering
Oct 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 6, 2015 KAREN GARCIA
Oct 6, 2015 karen presson
Oct 6, 2015 Memoree VanderHeyden
Oct 6, 2015 Tami Miller
Oct 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 5, 2015 Madeleine Doran Puppy mills are horror chambers for puppies!
Oct 5, 2015 Loretta Cooper
Oct 4, 2015 roy fuller
Oct 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 2, 2015 Cassandra Marentette
Oct 2, 2015 Valerie Philebaum-Smith
Oct 2, 2015 Faith Strailey
Oct 2, 2015 Deborah Martin
Oct 2, 2015 Morgan Mazzoni
Oct 2, 2015 Gina Goff
Oct 2, 2015 Corinna Borkert
Oct 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2015 Kelleen Farrell
Oct 1, 2015 Lynda Cook
Sep 30, 2015 Lisa Mitchell anyone that owns a puppy mill needs to be locked away for life!!!!!!!!!!
Sep 30, 2015 Erica Bennett
Sep 30, 2015 Donna Aguillard These mills are disgusting! Arrest them immediately if they don't shut down!!
Sep 30, 2015 Lori Camp
Sep 30, 2015 teresa strawn
Sep 30, 2015 Emily Willen
Sep 29, 2015 Cynthia Guzman
Sep 29, 2015 alexia papadogiannaki
Sep 29, 2015 Carolyn Serebreny
Sep 28, 2015 Janet Lacetera
Sep 28, 2015 Laura Ordonez
Sep 28, 2015 Karen Povis
Sep 28, 2015 martina lala
Sep 28, 2015 Inge Rheinberger
Sep 27, 2015 Roslyn Pollinger
Sep 26, 2015 Michele Caron
Sep 26, 2015 mika galagger
Sep 26, 2015 Vivian Kreutzjans
Sep 26, 2015 cheryl freeze
Sep 26, 2015 Phyllis Abernathy When puppy mills are used every animal suffers; the mothers and the puppies. Stop puppy mills!
Sep 25, 2015 sue Matthews
Sep 25, 2015 satya anderson
Sep 25, 2015 Bertha Monaco
Sep 25, 2015 louis kaiser
Sep 25, 2015 Wayne Brummer
Sep 25, 2015 Elizabeth Brooks

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