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.

Respectfully,

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RobertRutKF RobertRutKF
  • 18 hours ago
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Kris Kennedy
  • 20 hours ago
They should be treated with love not cages
Bianca Roxas
  • 2 days ago
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Paula Marie Deubel
  • 4 days ago
Animals are sentient beings, not objects, and should be treated with dignity. Puppy mills are shameful.
Pamela McConchie
  • 4 days ago
They are vulnerable and need our love, care and attention. Any person who thinks breeding animals in confined spaces is okay, needs to be locked up themselves.
Holly Scapelliti
  • 4 days ago
Hedy Orr
  • 4 days ago
I hate puppy mills. The way they treat thier dogs are inhumain
Sophie Ratelle
  • 6 days ago
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Katherine Klopp
  • 1 week ago
Because there are so many natural reasons that animals become vulnerable and so many that are already neglected--lets take care of the ones we have and stop creating a crisis where there doesn't need to be one!