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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 61,552
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

Feb 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2017 Karin Zimmermann
Feb 20, 2017 linda fisher
Feb 20, 2017 Monique Boey
Feb 19, 2017 Major Escape
Feb 19, 2017 Theresa LaFata-White
Feb 19, 2017 sarah weisberg
Feb 18, 2017 Marion Fitzke
Feb 18, 2017 Robin Send
Feb 18, 2017 Leslie Carver
Feb 18, 2017 Angela Kohnke
Feb 18, 2017 Janette Spencer
Feb 18, 2017 Jacqueline Whitney
Feb 18, 2017 Jackie Muzio
Feb 18, 2017 Sabine Möhler
Feb 17, 2017 trudie yoshino
Feb 17, 2017 Gity Grupe
Feb 16, 2017 martine naudin
Feb 16, 2017 Johanna Sowik
Feb 16, 2017 Petra Stadtmueller
Feb 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 16, 2017 Susanne Wischinski
Feb 16, 2017 Djibril Bamba
Feb 16, 2017 Laila Sunde
Feb 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 16, 2017 Ted Williams
Feb 16, 2017 SONYA SONY
Feb 16, 2017 carolina ioana
Feb 16, 2017 Alexa Hilaire
Feb 16, 2017 Fournier Fernande Auch Tiere haben ein Anrecht auf ein würdevolles Leben auf diesem Planeten! Nehmen, Sie Ihre Verantwortung, bitte. Tiere, sind Lebewesen! Dessen, sind Sie sich bewusst? Zivilisierte, Gesellschaft? Manche " Menschen " sind nicht über allem erhaben! Merci.
Feb 16, 2017 Johanna M
Feb 16, 2017 Maria van Geel
Feb 16, 2017 laborgrupo armer teufel c/ o reger
Feb 16, 2017 nathalie guillaume
Feb 16, 2017 esther kemperle
Feb 16, 2017 Monika Jessner
Feb 16, 2017 Elfrun Binde TIERE MÜSSEN GESCHÜTZT WERDEN!!!
Feb 16, 2017 Athina Peter
Feb 16, 2017 Andrea Fleck
Feb 16, 2017 matt courter
Feb 16, 2017 Gerlinde Holzer
Feb 16, 2017 Irene Nawo-Eichner
Feb 16, 2017 Maria Tüchler
Feb 16, 2017 Kathy Efthymiakopoulos
Feb 16, 2017 Michelle Ochs
Feb 16, 2017 Claudia Neuhalfen
Feb 16, 2017 Silvia Steinbrecher
Feb 16, 2017 Djamila Grouci

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