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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 63,768
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

Jun 17, 2018 Bridget Hopper
Jun 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 12, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
Jun 11, 2018 Julie Huynh
Jun 10, 2018 Sophie Avoustin
Jun 10, 2018 Jill Tew
Jun 8, 2018 Sandra Thompson Adopt don't shop!!!
Jun 8, 2018 Elena Sorokina
Jun 8, 2018 Mar Vlan
Jun 8, 2018 Melanie Frey
Jun 7, 2018 Carol Felicello
Jun 7, 2018 Bernie Doherty People continue with this horicfic barbaric crime Adopt don't shop it's that simple
Jun 4, 2018 Mollie Vreeland
May 31, 2018 Andreja Stimac
May 31, 2018 Karen Price
May 30, 2018 Kara Cartee Puppymills need to be shut down. They often are not full breed, and improper breeding leads to health concerns that are passed to other dogs.
May 30, 2018 Stephanie Black-Mcdonald
May 30, 2018 Summer Patterson
May 30, 2018 Joan Heezen
May 30, 2018 Ashley Andrews
May 30, 2018 Brandi Shelby
May 29, 2018 Tom Lahey
May 29, 2018 SHANE AUSTIN
May 29, 2018 Lorraine Glenn
May 29, 2018 Nora GALLAGHER
May 29, 2018 BOUR Claire
May 29, 2018 Clément Bour
May 28, 2018 Amanda Klauk
May 28, 2018 raisa hebra
May 28, 2018 Nicole Lambert
May 28, 2018 Roel Miranda
May 28, 2018 Ansena Drinkwater
May 28, 2018 Stephanie Passmore
May 27, 2018 claudia citton
May 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 27, 2018 Marcela Galvan
May 27, 2018 Sylvia Lynn Beach
May 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 27, 2018 Sabrina Lester-Granger
May 27, 2018 Judith Mumbauer
May 27, 2018 Rosemary Lojo
May 27, 2018 Lisa Scharin Our shelters are overflowing with dogs, cats-some still kill them-it is unconscionable to mass breed dogs, forcing them to mate-using them like machines to profit from! A COMPLETE BAN on mass breeding MUST be implemented! Adoptions increased to SAVE dogs!
May 27, 2018 Michelle Stewart
May 27, 2018 Teresa Ferreira-Pires
May 27, 2018 Michelle Avery
May 27, 2018 Carla-Marie Vincent
May 27, 2018 Cynthia Murphy
May 27, 2018 Angela Hughes
May 27, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
May 27, 2018 Steve Mears

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