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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 55,654
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

Mar 5, 2015 Jordan Parmenter
Mar 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 4, 2015 kathie kern
Mar 4, 2015 Maiken Prestmo
Mar 4, 2015 Anita Braddock
Mar 4, 2015 Christine Burkman
Mar 4, 2015 Sultana Ferrell
Mar 4, 2015 melissa reynolds I bought puppies from puppy mills and did not realize it and, they were sick with mange and heart ❤ mumur and had to put it down so please stop buying puppies from mills and pet stores to.
Mar 4, 2015 rykie yates
Mar 4, 2015 Andrea Gregg
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 4, 2015 Soraya J Huertas Please put puppy mills out of business!! It is heartless reproduction!!
Mar 3, 2015 candace verke
Mar 3, 2015 Ginnine Petree
Mar 3, 2015 Suzanne Wolf
Mar 3, 2015 Laura Daniels
Mar 3, 2015 Helen Hergott
Mar 3, 2015 vicki ayala Please end all puppy mills...they create homeless and end of life for so many precious animals!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!
Mar 3, 2015 Paula Hutton
Mar 3, 2015 sumintra williams
Mar 3, 2015 Dorene arena Stop these horrific acts and let these animals free. Such a horrid practice. Animal abuse at its most evil.
Mar 3, 2015 patti huggins I hate puppy mills, please let's shut them down and put the people behind bars.
Mar 3, 2015 Kathy Loiselle This must stop!
Mar 3, 2015 Jaclyn Davis
Mar 3, 2015 Terrie Wilson
Mar 3, 2015 wendy bockenstedt please stop the mills
Mar 3, 2015 charlene kanhai
Mar 3, 2015 Joyce Todd
Mar 3, 2015 Patricia Burns
Mar 3, 2015 Dawn Martini
Mar 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 3, 2015 Doreen Setaro Let's put these people out of business now!!!
Mar 3, 2015 betty d
Mar 3, 2015 Amanda DiMaio
Mar 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 3, 2015 Joelle Forget
Mar 3, 2015 Janice Zeigler
Mar 3, 2015 Chris Arends It's just not right
Mar 3, 2015 Barbara LaFleur
Mar 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 3, 2015 Margarita Moon put puppy mills out of business forever
Mar 3, 2015 Barbara Covert STOP puppy mills and their abuse NOW!!!!
Mar 3, 2015 Angela Berard
Mar 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 3, 2015 Maricela Mendez
Mar 3, 2015 Stacey Velez
Mar 3, 2015 Rene Croteau
Mar 3, 2015 Kim Sweeney
Mar 2, 2015 mal havener

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