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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 59,892
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

May 4, 2016 (Name not displayed) Stop these mills. We need to let these animals live free
May 4, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 4, 2016 Carla Circle
May 4, 2016 Amy Sharpe
May 4, 2016 (Name not displayed) There needs to be a law put in place so these puppy farms are completely shut down forever
May 3, 2016 Jennifer Rider
May 3, 2016 Vicki Bangs Let's put an end to puppy mills!
May 3, 2016 Kimberly Larson
May 3, 2016 Olya Almazova
May 2, 2016 Debra Yanko These puppy mulls are horrible. I got a puo from one that had a toe so badly infected he almost lost it, Vet told us if we returned they dog to the store he would be destroyed !
May 1, 2016 Joy Mazon Pet stores and Puppy Mills have to go! For good!
May 1, 2016 Deb Thomas Stop over reading, and take care of the animals you have. They are here to love, not breed and make your sorry ass money!
Apr 30, 2016 Brian Johnson
Apr 30, 2016 Jean T Truitt
Apr 30, 2016 yawen huang
Apr 30, 2016 Leslie Marlin
Apr 29, 2016 Tina Pugh We don't need to raise anymore dogs that will wind up in a pound or shelter.
Apr 29, 2016 nikki mcginnis
Apr 29, 2016 Anne élise Grégoire
Apr 28, 2016 Valeria Santos
Apr 28, 2016 jill rogers
Apr 28, 2016 Kathy Wallace
Apr 27, 2016 Marisol Ackerman
Apr 27, 2016 Yvonne Hasselschwert
Apr 27, 2016 William Weaver
Apr 27, 2016 Samantha Gunther
Apr 27, 2016 Darlene Appling
Apr 27, 2016 Melissa Plessinger
Apr 27, 2016 Carolina Cox
Apr 27, 2016 Donna Gatlin
Apr 27, 2016 Deborah Cope
Apr 26, 2016 Lori Elkins Every last one of them should be put out including backyard breeders, etc. and the fines for not doing so should be greater.
Apr 25, 2016 carl hayes
Apr 25, 2016 Natalie Kovacs
Apr 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2016 jeannie johnston
Apr 25, 2016 Marla Harriman
Apr 25, 2016 Cynthia Plummer
Apr 25, 2016 Anjelica Vargas please visit my website. I am also trying to end puppy mills!
Apr 25, 2016 Anjelica Vargas
Apr 25, 2016 Tomislav Cutic
Apr 24, 2016 Lauren Streit
Apr 24, 2016 Jennifer Galkovskiy
Apr 24, 2016 Алексей Жезлов
Apr 23, 2016 Peter Yang Please help us stop Barkworks
Apr 23, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please spread the word everyone!
Apr 23, 2016 Samantha Swihart IT'S TIME WE PUT AN END TO PUPPY MILLS! ! !
Apr 22, 2016 Val Cole
Apr 22, 2016 Bethany Peña
Apr 22, 2016 Sophia Staley

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