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

Kathleen Talafuse
  • 1 hour ago
Because I love dogs and I strongly believe they should be treated with kindness and in a manner consistent with their dispositions and nature. Dogs are not meant to be put in a cage, with little social contact, and little ability to move. Puppy mills torture their dogs both physically and spiritually. Also , there are many more dogs than are wanted by the American population. Too many dogs have to be put down every year because there aren't enough homes for them. Cutting back on the population could stop this and make the dogs more valuable to their human companions. End puppy mills forever!
Glenda Stockton
  • 4 hours ago
Because there are already too many dogs out here not being taken care of. In most cases I’ve seen the puppy mills are only in business for the money & care very little, if at all, about the well being of the animals
Henny Uhl
  • 8 hours ago
Michele Gose
  • 1 day ago
Stacey Diaz
  • 1 day ago
No living creature deserves to live in filth,pain and misery. How can we allow this to continue?? Don't we have compassion? Sometimes I do believe animals have more compassion then us two legged monsters.
Britnee Barnett
  • 3 days ago
suzanne enda
  • 3 days ago
Samantha Wareham
  • 4 days ago
Athena Marshall
  • 4 days ago
I am trying to start a dog sanctuary myself. They do not deserve this kind of treatment!
Will Reiss
  • 4 days ago
Every dog is important.I myself own rescue dogs.