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5/15/12: 38,165 signatures sent to Representative Jim Gerlach. please continue to sign for this important cause if you haven't already!
Goal: 55,000 Progress: 53,286
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

It's time we stopped profiting off of the misery of animals. Commercial dog breeders breed puppies for the sake of turning a profit — many times, without regard for the puppies at all. The breeders aren't interested in dogs' well-being — they simply want to keep the inventory moving, unconcerned with even basic humane standards.

The Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act (H.R. 835) targets all commercial dog breeders, requiring them to provide their dogs with daily exercise and outdoor stimulation. It would also mandate appropriate enclosures, such as cages with solid, non-wire flooring and enough space to move around.

Write to representative Jim Gerlach, co-sponsor of H.R. 835, thanking him for his support of puppies and asking him to continue advocating for the passage of H.R. 835.

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Dear Representative Jim Gerlach:

Thank you for co-sponsoring the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act (H.R. 835). If passed, this bill will go a long way in protecting puppies who are bred for commercial purposes.

Currently, the USDA only requires dog breeders who sell to brokers or pet stores to carry a license to do so. They aren't required to follow regulations or guidelines when it comes to breeding and caring for their puppies. They often keep them in tiny cages without allowing them the time to run free outside and participate in daily exercise. The conditions these puppies often inhabit are horrifyingly sub-par and do nothing to promote their future health.

Put simply, commercial breeders' primary goal is to churn out puppies as quickly as possible — they are not interested in the welfare of the dogs. That's why we need increased standards put into law as outlined by H.R. 835.

Please continue to fight for puppies and for the passage of H.R. 835.

Petition Signatures


Nov 20, 2017 Penny Fleischman
Nov 19, 2017 Rebecca Dunne
Nov 19, 2017 Sharon Brown
Nov 19, 2017 Donna Tanner
Nov 19, 2017 Marguerite Panzica
Nov 18, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Jameson Sachs
Nov 17, 2017 Chris Macy
Nov 17, 2017 Jeanette Desmond
Nov 17, 2017 Kelly Cerbone
Nov 17, 2017 K. Mulhern
Nov 17, 2017 Kathryn Nathan
Nov 16, 2017 dana newsom
Nov 16, 2017 Stacy Anderson
Nov 16, 2017 Cheryl Dranzo
Nov 16, 2017 Maryanne Thompson
Nov 16, 2017 Janis Ciofalo
Nov 16, 2017 Ashley Wong
Nov 16, 2017 Rick Vaccaro PLEASE STOP THIS NOW.....
Nov 16, 2017 wesley burnett
Nov 16, 2017 Dorothy Chandler
Nov 16, 2017 Gerry Stearns
Nov 16, 2017 Bettina Bowers
Nov 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 15, 2017 Janina Brzezina
Nov 15, 2017 sheila gilbert
Nov 15, 2017 Lisa Wilhelm
Nov 15, 2017 Sina Drews
Nov 14, 2017 TATYANA taty
Nov 14, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 14, 2017 Carol Ellis
Nov 14, 2017 Tracy Wood
Nov 14, 2017 Lesley Fetterman
Nov 12, 2017 Brenda Frey
Nov 12, 2017 Angela Schoenthal
Nov 11, 2017 Francis Robertson
Nov 11, 2017 Robert Fernandez
Nov 10, 2017 Fran Lazzara
Nov 10, 2017 Doreen Warren
Nov 10, 2017 LUCUTA CONSTANTIN
Nov 9, 2017 Susan Tucker Ensure animal welfare comes 1st STOP THE GREED
Nov 8, 2017 Danna Dearborn
Nov 8, 2017 Julia Tierney
Nov 8, 2017 Judith P. Lindsey
Nov 8, 2017 Coadic Paola
Nov 7, 2017 Racquel COLINARES
Nov 7, 2017 Elena Burankova
Nov 7, 2017 MH Reinarman
Nov 7, 2017 marina danilova
Nov 7, 2017 Gisele PENA

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