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

Elsa De cardenas
  • 3 hours ago
I believe in the health and safety of animals. Puppy milks are cruel and generally not very sanitary or humane
Marlo Culton
  • 7 hours ago
Because I have a dog and I would hate to see him like that.
robin karlsson
  • 1 day ago
Davone Silas
  • 1 day ago
because all dogs need loving homes and to be loved and know how to be a dog like dogs shouldnt be non stop bred
Denise Beauford
  • 2 days ago
It’s animal cruelty !
Bobby Wall
  • 2 days ago
Stop puppy mills.
Ellie Tippetts
  • 2 days ago
Dogs have been humankind's greatest companion for thousands of years. They deserve better than to be bred and bred until they can't walk or breathe or eat. Puppy mills do not take care of their puppies, and many of them come home sick or dying because of it.
Patricia Holmes
  • 4 days ago
I I find "Bradstreet breeding" appalling and believe those who do it should be punished.
Terri Brooks
  • 4 days ago
I I love animals and believe that many people have animals they do not deserve II believe that every animal should be neutered or spayed and the that all dogs should be loved and cats I am II have AA Box or a pug and 2 other German short German shepherd Australian shepherd mix and I cat name Lenny and I believe in this cause thank you
Niamh Rogers
  • 1 week ago
No dog should have to endure cruelty