Amend the Animal Welfare Act and to provide more humane conditions for dogs
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Amend the Animal Welfare Act and to provide more humane conditions for dogs

    1. John Volpe
    2. Petition by

      John Volpe

      Buffalo, NY

There are dogs across this entire country that are living in deplorable conditions. They live in cages that are only six inches larger than they are on all sides. They are not let out of their cages for exercise and females are bred every cycle until they can no longer produce a litter. She is usually then destroyed. A breeder can house up to twelve dogs in a single cage. These conditions are allowed by our government under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and regulated by the USDA. The USDA is also responsible for  monitoring these commercial breeding facilities and in most recent numbers have approximately 70 inspectors to monitor 10,000 facilities. In addition, these facilities have no limit on the number of dogs on their site, some have as many as 1,000. These dogs receive no veterinary care and are scarred physically as well as emotionally for life.  I ask that you join my cause in getting legistation passed that will make for more humane conditions for these dogs.  

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    • susan Lane TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      this is disgusting and must be stopped

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    • Cheryl Houde REDLANDS, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      NO animal should be kept in such deplorable conditions! I can't believe this is permited!!!

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    • Diana Cao VENICE, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      It is time to shut down puppy mills.

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    • sue wadland EAST SUSSEX, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      I dont know how you can allow this to go on,Its sick and barbaric and has got to be stop,NOW.

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    • Virginia Fix GLENWOOD, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      It's important b/c I'm a compassionate human being.

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