Outlaw ALL puppy mills! Regulate kennel breeders and outlaw mass producers!
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Outlaw ALL puppy mills! Regulate kennel breeders and outlaw mass producers!

    1. Erin Manke
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      Erin Manke

      Lake Villa, IL

This is a quoted piece from an article at the ASPCA about puppy mills: "A puppy mill is a large-scale commercial dog breeding operation where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs. Unlike responsible breeders, who place the utmost importance on producing the healthiest puppies possible, breeding at puppy mills is performed without consideration of genetic quality. This results in generations of dogs with unchecked hereditary defects. Illness, disease, fearful behavior and lack of socialization with humans and other animals are common characteristics of dogs from puppy mills. Because puppy mill operators fail to apply proper husbandry practices that would remove sick dogs from their breeding pools, puppies from puppy mills are prone to congenital and hereditary conditions. Puppy mills usually house dogs in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions, without adequate veterinary care, food, water and socialization. Puppy mill dogs do not get to experience treats, toys, exercise or basic grooming. To minimize waste cleanup, dogs are often kept in cages with wire flooring that injures their paws and legs—and it is not unusual for cages to be stacked up in columns. Breeder dogs at mills might spend their entire lives outdoors, exposed to the elements—or crammed inside filthy structures where they never get the chance to feel the sun or a gust of fresh air on their faces."

To win this fight against inhumane practices, the public must first defeat the 'demand' that these millers supply. What does this mean? Most puppies that are sold in pet stores come from puppy mills. There are thousands of puppies and dogs in local shelters nationwide that deserve loving homes-so please, do not feed the puppy mill industry by purchasing from a petstore. Visit your local animal shetler instead.  

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    2. USDA to regulate internet puppy breeders!

      Erin Manke
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      Progress has been made, The U.S. Department of Agriculture is going to start regulating the sale of internet puppy breeders! And we're up to 750 signatures!! Keep sharing and signing!!

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    • Mari Climent BARCELONA, SPAIN
      • almost 2 years ago
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    • Julie Desjardins MONTREAL, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because animal are live like us and cruoty are for all and the same fore any who live

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    • brea harbison PEKIN, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Visit one... and I dare you not to care!

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    • Nat Rothwell PORT SORELL, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

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    • Marcy Tumbarello HICKSVILLE, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      The suffering of innocent animals that are over populated in part due to greedy, heartless breeders must end. Puppy miller's should be treated like the criminals they are. Our domestic loyal and loving animals deserve our protection. Please Help them. It is the least we can do for the unconditional love and loyalty we get in return.

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