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.


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Recent Supporters

Mia Shang
  • 8 hours ago
joyce deng
  • 1 day ago
Rachel Fiest
  • 2 days ago
Gabriele Zimpel
  • 2 days ago
Susam Borgstrom
  • 2 days ago
Dogs or any animal doesn’t deserve to be treated this way.
Tammy O'Toole
  • 2 days ago
Sheila Johnston
  • 2 days ago
Because such little respect is given to a dog’s life and well being and the laws need revisions to allow for humane treatment of all living beings under our care. It’s shameful how little we do for the comfort of the animals entrusted to our keeping.
Ashleigh Schlemmer
  • 2 days ago
Because I HATE when people emotionally and physically hurt and abuse animals of any kind, no matter if they “deserve” it, they’re just going off of their instincts. Animals and domesticated animals should all be treated as worthy and equally as humans.
Stacey Smith
  • 3 days ago
Eve Forde
  • 3 days ago
Its a cruel , barbaric way to treat animals , they dont care about these dogs , only the money ????????????