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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 55,015
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

Dec 21, 2014 Marjorie Vickers
Dec 21, 2014 Gilay Oliveira Souza de Azevedo
Dec 20, 2014 Chiara Cerulli
Dec 19, 2014 Miodrag Bozic
Dec 19, 2014 Miodrag Bozic
Dec 18, 2014 Kristy Elam Lindberg
Dec 18, 2014 Belinda Pennett
Dec 18, 2014 Brenda Germann
Dec 18, 2014 massimo marchesini
Dec 18, 2014 celeste del vecchio
Dec 18, 2014 Janice Loftus
Dec 18, 2014 Elizabeth Masson
Dec 18, 2014 rosa popowski
Dec 18, 2014 Paschalia Keskinidou
Dec 18, 2014 Deborah Murrell
Dec 17, 2014 lori munoz
Dec 17, 2014 kris kelly protect animals
Dec 17, 2014 Stacy Limbright
Dec 17, 2014 Cecily Isle
Dec 17, 2014 Lori Shimabukuro
Dec 17, 2014 louise desimone HORRIFIC!!!!
Dec 17, 2014 Shannon O'Brien
Dec 17, 2014 Suzie Stoltz
Dec 17, 2014 Charlotte Slifker
Dec 17, 2014 Diane and Jerry Tabbott
Dec 17, 2014 adele orsini we are their voice.......
Dec 17, 2014 Perri Sussman
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) Adopt! Adopt! Adopt! And make sure you can take on the responsibility.
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 Celia Thilgen
Dec 17, 2014 Nathan Browning
Dec 17, 2014 Denise Nash
Dec 17, 2014 Andrew James
Dec 17, 2014 Carrie Riley
Dec 16, 2014 Deanna Gentle
Dec 16, 2014 Emily Bergman
Dec 16, 2014 Lauren Sidders
Dec 16, 2014 niyati panchal
Dec 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 15, 2014 Dottie Weirich I'm in Ohio and these so called people are so cruel and greedy it's so senseless and abusive!
Dec 15, 2014 Evelyn Reynolds
Dec 15, 2014 Brad Mays I am disgusted that the U.S. allows such horrendous practices take place just for the greed of men.
Dec 14, 2014 rhonda campbell
Dec 14, 2014 mary benson
Dec 14, 2014 Melissa Frost
Dec 13, 2014 anna hers
Dec 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 13, 2014 Pip Muser

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