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The importance of outdoor play time for dogs cannot be overstated, but it's sadly ignored by a large amount of breeders in the United States.

Dogs need exercise every day, during their formative years and beyond, if they are to grow and thrive. It's physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy for them, Pet Place maintains [1], and can involve as little as 15 minutes of strenuous activity a day.

Animals that don't have room to grow are often destined to suffer from behavioral issues for the rest of their lives. And all too often are these issues more than some unprepared pet parents can handle, resulting in individuals and families surrendering their dogs at rapidly crowding shelters.

One study from Bristol University indicates that dogs who aren't allowed enough daily play time are more likely to develop anxiety and aggression, and a tendency to whine, jump up, or ignore commands, Puppy Leaks [2] reports.

Race Foster, DVM [3], affirms that pets should be given as much outdoor time as possible, where their senses can be stimulated, something their minds do not benefit from when cooped up inside.

Despite these facts, breeders across the country keep dogs kenneled up sometimes up to 24 hours a day in substandard facilities. The Humane Society of the United States [4] quotes U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and David Vitter, who both maintain that the USDA needs to "close loopholes" in the USDA's approach to pet breeding regulation.

Previous efforts to require breeders to implement daily exercise languished in congress, unable to garner enough votes to pass.

Just as dogs need exercise and play time when they are in loving, forever homes, they need it even more when they're very young and developing. Sign the petition to tell the House and Senate subcommittees on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry to mandate daily playtime for puppies in breeding facilities across the United States!

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To the House and Senate subcommittees on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry,

Puppies in breeding facilities around the country are languishing in kennels, and in desperate need of time to play outside. Legislation from your department could mandate daily playtime for these growing dogs, and insure they get the room they need to flourish.

Dogs who aren't allowed enough daily play time are more likely to develop anxiety and aggression, and a tendency to whine, jump up, or ignore commands.

Despite these facts, breeders across the country keep dogs kenneled up sometimes up to 24 hours a day in substandard facilities.

It's time breeding facilities implement daily exercise for the animals they are responsible for, and prevent countless more cases of undue pain and suffering.

Previous efforts to require breeders to implement daily exercise languished in congress, unable to garner enough votes to pass.

I demand you take the initiative and amend the Animal Welfare Act by pushing forward legislation to protect animals across our country!

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Jan 14, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Jan 14, 2018 Doreen Mapes
Jan 14, 2018 Sheri Nolen
Jan 13, 2018 Cathy Saunders
Jan 12, 2018 Julie Matewicz
Jan 12, 2018 Kay Lowe
Jan 12, 2018 Judy johnston
Jan 11, 2018 Lynn Gaudette
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Jan 7, 2018 Jim Sheridan
Jan 6, 2018 Davina Lee
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Jan 4, 2018 joan silaco
Jan 3, 2018 Caterina Raviglione
Jan 1, 2018 Susan Bradshaw
Dec 31, 2017 jane cook
Dec 31, 2017 natalie hughes
Dec 31, 2017 George Anderson
Dec 30, 2017 Maria Bruno
Dec 29, 2017 Marie-Line Sabbagh
Dec 27, 2017 Teri Thompson
Dec 27, 2017 Nancy Roeber
Dec 23, 2017 frederique dizy
Dec 22, 2017 Dominique Giloteaux
Dec 21, 2017 lauren mcclure
Dec 21, 2017 T.J. Pitts
Dec 21, 2017 Vivian Jean-François
Dec 20, 2017 elizabeth cano
Dec 19, 2017 Alysa Waring
Dec 18, 2017 Natasha Novich
Dec 16, 2017 Ms. Jonnie Allert
Dec 14, 2017 Caroline Debaille
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Dec 13, 2017 JOHN RUDOLPH
Dec 12, 2017 Meher Behrana
Dec 12, 2017 jole lheureux
Dec 12, 2017 Jen Stedman
Dec 12, 2017 Vik Cooke
Dec 11, 2017 Erica Connolly
Dec 11, 2017 Valerie Gorin
Dec 11, 2017 Carol Ignaczak
Dec 10, 2017 Vahia TAMAGNA
Dec 10, 2017 María Jesús Escobedo Barrera
Dec 9, 2017 ADELINE Chan
Dec 8, 2017 r k
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