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

Jackson Hall
  • 1 day ago
Because I have seen the resault of a puppy mill and I don't want to see it ever again
H.Berty Mitchell
  • 2 days ago
Cynthia Lastih
  • 3 days ago
Celina Laverty
  • 3 days ago
I can't stand the conditionsthat are at almost all the puppy mills you can't tell me that the any of that is healthy. I have had a puppy mill dog unknowingly and there is just about always something wrong with them number one and it is no fair that these dogs can't move around probably no fair they shouldn't be allowed to have puppy mills. I could say a lot more but my mind is getting upset by just the thought of it
Roger Crane
  • 4 days ago
Our dogs deserve better and we are the only protection they have. They depend on us and we depend on them.
Mallory Hernandez
  • 4 days ago
Because no animal deserves this
Vanna Smith
  • 4 days ago
I love animals
Amichi Jensen
  • 5 days ago
Just good to help out the cause of helping others healthily help dogs
Kendall Roane
  • 5 days ago
Michele McCarty
  • 5 days ago
Puppy mills are more than ruins lives.Come on government do more than run lip service. Public pay attention