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

April Henderson
  • 2 days ago
Setareh Campbell
  • 2 days ago
Countries need to stop this criminal practice of puppy breeding without regulations causing untold suffering to dogs just so people can profit by cruelty. The public need to understand how they contribute to this suffering every time they by a puppy without checking thoroughly.
TeresaIt`s very impo Keeling
  • 6 days ago
It is very important to me to stop puppy mills because it is just unjust what these people do to these dogs how would they like to be over crowed in a cage and never feel the grass on there feet and get very sick and nobody cares. these people are only in it for the money
Patricia Williams
  • 1 week ago
Patricia Williams
  • 1 week ago
gwendy watrous
  • 1 week ago
It is inhumane to treat these animals this way. The cruelty of it breaks the heart.
Hermelinda Crutcher
  • 1 week ago
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Don Michel
  • 1 week ago
I believe they are probably one of the biggest contributors to all these dog rescues I’ve volunteered a dog rescue and the amount of dogs that come through there it’s unbelievable so breeding dogs just for profit makes me sick and I believe it’s a form of abuse to the animals
Karolina Davi.
  • 2 weeks ago
Sentient and super intelligent living beings deserve BETTER!
Jewelyn Waddell
  • 2 weeks ago