Stop Puppy Mills

PETITION: To amend the Animal Welfare Act to claim that all dogs must be given 20 ft. of space above and below their dimensions, measured from the tip of their nose to the base of their tail, that is not obstructed

TARGET: US Congress

The Humane Society of the United States has found that a puppy mill contains rooms stuffed with stacks of dog cages. They are overpopulated with too many dogs to fit comfortably in each cage. The floors of the cages have wire floors that damage the dog's paws and allow urine and feces to rain down from one cage onto the heads of the dogs in the cages below. Many dogs suffer from diseases, injuries, and insect infestations that are never properly treated. The female dogs are bred every time they are in heat, until they can no longer produce puppies and are then killed.

Meanwhile, shelters are forced to euthanize 3 million puppies each year because there is an overpopulation. We can no longer accept this animal cruelty that is being excused so that puppy mill owners can reap high profits. Please sign and share this petition to stop the cruelty of puppy mills by forcing dog owners to give each dog at least 20 feet of space beyond their width and length.

We the undersigned are writing to ask you to amend pg. 65, Section 3.6, C, 1, i & iii of the Animal Welfare Act to state that dogs must be given 20 feet of space beyond their height and length. Enclosing dogs in small spaces leads to socialization problems with other dogs and humans, the spreading of illness and disease, a lack of healthy exercise, and often death. We believe that an adequate amount of space is necessary for the appropriate and healthy care of a dog. We would like to see this requirement changed and enforced.

Respectfully,

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Recent Supporters

Andrea Georgilas
  • 2 hours ago
Madeleine Gläser
  • 9 hours ago
Sandra Drake
  • 11 hours ago
I believe puppy mills should be outlawed. This is one step in the right direction.
Lori Paxton
  • 13 hours ago
Dogs are priceless. Puppy Mills are cruel, cross breeding is cruel and we are not God. There should be max of two good breeders in the country with limits of one litter per year. We need to bring back the original breed standards and quit customizing dogs just because someone thinks we need a new breed. This is what causes mental and medical problems with our dogs of today. I just have to put down my 11 month puppy for aggression due this unnecessary cross breeding. Adopt a rescue... That is where I have gotten all bet one of my dogs in my life as an adult... They are loyal and so grateful. Purebred or not, they all deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.. we are their voices.
Kathy Stanley
  • 13 hours ago
It’s Cruel to animals
Jowanna Biera
  • 1 day ago
Sandra Stringfellow
  • 2 days ago
All puppy mills should be closed, but until this happens the animals (pups & their mothers) should be humanely cared for, anyone that does not do this is a clueless moron & should never be allowed to own any animals. 'Adopt don't Shop!'
Magdalena Dwornicka
  • 2 days ago
Vickie schneider
  • 3 days ago
Puppy Mills are barbaric. The people who own them are heartless and cruel. The only way to hurt them back is to make it hard on their profits because that's all they care about.
Alexis Preisser
  • 3 days ago
This is no way to treat any animals!!!!!