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Petitioning United States Department of Agriculture

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

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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