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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Recent Supporters

Jayme Hess
  • 5 days ago
Jayme Hess
  • 5 days ago
Michael Lombardi
  • 6 days ago
I am an animal lover and animal rights supporter. Animals deserve a loving home where they are supported, loved and cared for as a family member.
Michael Lombardi
  • 6 days ago
I am an animal lover and animal rights supporter. Animals deserve a loving home where they are supported, loved and cared for as a family member.
Devinne Levy
  • 7 days ago
Dogs do not deserve to be mistreated, they are living, breathing creatures that bring us joy. I already find it heart breaking that this happens to children and other people, people who do puppy mills think they are not doing such a bad thing because it's animals and not humans but the reality is it's still horrible and dogs and puppies do not deserve to suffer and be treated like some kind of object to be easily sold to anyone. Puppy Mills should be illegal and I don't understand why it isn't illegal by now.
Micaela Simms
  • 1 week ago
There is nothing more heartbreaking than seeing a dog mistreated and not given the life that they much deserve. Dogs rely on humans for proper care. Puppy mills are a disgrace and should be illegal. Dogs are not livestock, but rather a man’s best friend. Personally, I struggle more to see dogs in these conditions than people and cannot bear the thought that puppy mills are still allowed to exist in the progressive United States. Please end the suffering snd inhumanity.
Malary Castleberry
  • 1 week ago
I love dogs . It's not right that animals are treated like that.
Elizabeth Oliver
  • 1 week ago
Kate Marlowe
  • 2 weeks ago
Puppy mills are a volatile form of breeding that can, and often do, cause devatation in the lives of the animals and their families. They're irresponsible and disrespectful
Rochelle Else
  • 2 weeks ago