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

Regina Terrell
  • 18 hours ago
Simply, it’s wrong.
Amber Rykowski
  • 3 days ago
I have dogs of my own and also friend s with dogs and what most people don't realize is that they are very intelligent as well as they have feeling just like is also their own personality s attitudes and individuality, like dislike ,and with that said are more like you and me than most people realize so i ask you all to put yourself in their situation how would you like it if it was done to you if you were treated the way they are ? Really think about it how would you feel.
  • 3 days ago
Mark Shiro
  • 3 days ago
This is stupid, inhumane, anyone caught doing this should be locked up . PERMANENTLY!!
marie hall
  • 4 days ago
Puppy mills need to be banned. Should not exist at all anywhere. The treatment of the dogs is horrible and the animals suffer greatly.
tricia minter
  • 4 days ago
I feel all animals should be treated as humanly as possible. Dogs belong in homes with the family as they are part of the family. I do not support puppy mills !
David Denson
  • 1 week ago
Madison Fosmire
  • 1 week ago
I am a huge animal lover. When I first learn and heard about what dogs mills are they made me sick to think about. The people just breed and breed and their poor animals are not well taken care of.
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Kim Dorsheimer
  • 2 weeks ago
I have a puppy mill survivor dog. The damage and abuse that is inflicted on these dogs is horrifying and inhumane. Puppy mills need to all be closed down. It’s all about greed for the people who own and run them with absolute no regard for any of these poor animals. It is truly a tragedy for any animal who is kept on those prisons.