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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


Jun 17, 2018 Irma Roman
Jun 16, 2018 Deborah Smith Puppies need a lot of exercise. They deserve playtime!
Jun 16, 2018 Sandra Geisenhof Puppies like young children need time to run around and play outside. They have a lot of energy and need to get it out.
Jun 16, 2018 Marlena Lovewell
Jun 12, 2018 Angie Hyde
Jun 10, 2018 JULIE ROBERTS
Jun 10, 2018 Sophie Avoustin
Jun 8, 2018 Sandra Thompson
Jun 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 5, 2018 ELIZABETH SAPPINGTON
Jun 3, 2018 Millamaria Vaittinen
Jun 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 2, 2018 Gilberto Simao
Jun 2, 2018 Carol Painter
May 31, 2018 Lea Faulks
May 31, 2018 Pauline Desilets
May 30, 2018 Brandi Shelby
May 29, 2018 Ashley Rozanski
May 29, 2018 Sophie Ernst
May 29, 2018 Lorraine Glenn
May 29, 2018 BOUR Claire
May 29, 2018 Clément Bour
May 29, 2018 Martin Henz
May 29, 2018 marie blanche brabant
May 28, 2018 Flavia Mensen
May 28, 2018 raisa hebra
May 28, 2018 Charyse Kirby
May 28, 2018 coenen patricia
May 28, 2018 Maria Manzo
May 28, 2018 corine cathala
May 28, 2018 daniela laudati
May 28, 2018 Josette Mitchell
May 28, 2018 Martine cuisenaire
May 27, 2018 Jane Young
May 27, 2018 C Friedrich
May 27, 2018 josilda josilda
May 27, 2018 Michelle Stewart
May 27, 2018 mildred BROCKWELL
May 27, 2018 Sherry Hager
May 27, 2018 francois pille
May 27, 2018 kliontia-kalia konstantinou
May 27, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
May 27, 2018 Cynthia Murphy
May 27, 2018 Charity Thayn
May 26, 2018 Madeleine Breakell
May 25, 2018 Anita Phaneuf
May 25, 2018 Traci Farden
May 25, 2018 Svetlana Krikunenko
May 25, 2018 Stephanie Spiers

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