Stop Kitten Abuse at Cruel Kitten Mills!

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Innocent Kittens and Their Mothers Should Not Have to Suffer!  A KITTEN MILL is a breeding location where purebred cats and kittens are forced to live in inhumane, filthy conditions. They are often crammed in small spaces, go without medical attention and live in their own waste.  The mother cats often live in confined spaces with no love, barely enough to eat and are forced to have litter after litter of kittens until their bodies are broken down to the point where eventually they are no longer able to reproduce, at which time they are often killed.  The kittens and their mothers frequently suffer from infections, deformations, starvation and parasites. Puppy Mills are equally cruel and tragic. Always adopt kitties and puppies from rescues or shelters, never buy from breeders or pet stores that carry bred animals - only rescued animals!  

Our Federal Government, through the USDA, is Supposed to Regulate Cat and Dog Breeding Locations, but their standards are far too lenient and they rarely inspect the breeding locations, allowing breeders to get away with terrible cruelty!  Kitten Mills and Puppy Mills are a serious problem which the government allows to go relatively unchecked.  

And Now, the Problem is Even Worse because under the new administration, the USDA seems to be even less concerned about the welfare of kittens and puppies.  In February 2017 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) PURGED ALL ANIMAL WELFARE RECORDS FROM ITS WEBSITE, preventing the public from seeing reports of mistreatment of animals by breeders across the country.  After weeks of public outcry, the agency has put only a small fraction of the cache back online, still leaving off crucial reports on puppy and kitten mills, private research facilities, and zoos that constitute the public record of commercial animal abuse, making it even  easier for abusive breeders to continue torturing innocent creatures.

Sign this petition to tell the USDA to immediately put animal welfare records back up on it's website, strengthen its rules regarding humane breeding regulations and increase inspections of breeders!  Let's stand together to stop cruel breeders!  

THREE ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE! 

 1) CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CITY MAYOR & CITY COUNSEL MEMBERS -  Ask them to please support laws prohibiting pet stores from selling dogs and cats (and in some cases rabbits) from commercial breeding facilities and only allow pet stores to sell animals if they are sourced from rescues or shelters. Tell them that Kitten Mills and Puppy Mills are often terribly inhumane and should not be supported.  

2) EMAIL AND/OR CALL YOUR LOCAL CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE through this contact website:    http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

 Tell your representative the following:  (Paste this into an email and/or read over the phone):

 Dear _______________  (Representative)

Animals are being housed in inhumane conditions by breeders at puppy mills and kitten mills in our state.  I am one of your constituents and I care about cruelty! Please introduce a law   geared at stopping puppy and kitten mills. Many of these laws take the form of retail pet sale ordinances. Please support laws prohibiting pet stores from selling dogs and cats (and in some cases rabbits) from commercial breeding facilities and only allow pet stores to sell animals if they are sourced from rescues or shelters.   Also, please tell the USDA to stop allowing breeders to get away with forcing kittens and puppies to live in inhumane, filthy conditions, where they are often crammed into small spaces, go without medical attention and live in their own waste.  The mother cats live in confined spaces with no love, barely enough to eat and are forced to have litter after litter of kittens until their bodies are broken down to the point where eventually they are no longer able to reproduce, at which time they are often killed.  These poor creatures frequently suffer from infections, deformations, starvation and parasites.  Also, please pressure the USDA to immediately put animal welfare records, which were removed in February,  back up on it's website, strengthen its rules regarding humane breeding regulations and increase inspections of breeders!

 3) SEND AN EMAIL OR CALL THE USDA Animal Welfare Regional Offices: (Contact info for the 4 Regional Locations Below) 

You may paste this letter into an email and/or read over the phone:

 Dear USDA,

Please immediately put all the animal welfare records, which were removed in February, back up on your website so they are available to the public! Also please strengthen your rules regarding humane breeding regulations and increase inspections of breeders!  Stop allowing inhumane animal breeding!  Stop letting breeders get away with forcing kittens and puppies to live in inhumane, filthy conditions, where they are often crammed into small spaces, go without medical attention and live in their own waste.  The mother dogs and cats live in confined spaces with no love, barely enough to eat and are forced to have litter after litter until their bodies are broken down to the point where eventually they are no longer able to reproduce, at which time they are often killed.  These poor creatures frequently suffer from infections, deformations, starvation and parasites.   Thank You

USDA Animal Welfare Regional Offices: Contact as many as you can! 

Riverdale, MD Office

USDA/APHIS/AC

4700 River Road, Unit 84

Riverdale, MD 20737-1234

E-mail: ace@aphis.usda.gov

Phone: (301) 851-3751

Fax: (301) 734-4978

 

Fort Collins, CO Office

USDA/APHIS/AC

2150 Centre Ave.

Building B, Mailstop 3W11

Fort Collins, CO 80526-8117

E-mail: acwest@aphis.usda.gov

Phone: (970) 494-7478

Fax: (970) 494-7461

 

Raleigh, NC Office

USDA/APHIS/AC

920 Main Campus Drive Suite 200

Raleigh, NC 27606-5210

E-mail: aceast@aphis.usda.gov

Phone: (919) 855-7100

Fax: (919) 855-7123

 

Center for Animal Welfare Office

Beacon Facility mailstop 1180

9240 Troost Ave

Kansas City, MO 64131

Phone: 816-737-4200

 

Thank you for caring about kitties (and puppies!)

Warm Regards,

Eve Hart

Volunteer, Caring Friends Cat Rescue

Facebook Link:  https://www.facebook.com/cfcrtustin/

 



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