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puppy mills

69 petitions

Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Jerry Brown

Please Sign No Puppy Mill Pets in Stores: AB485

California could become the first state in the world to end the sales of dogs, cats and rabbits in retail stores unless procured from a registered shelter or rescue. And you can help make that happen!We created this petition with our partners, Puppy Mill Free US, to contact Governor Brown now, so he is aware of the huge number of supporters for AB-485 well before it reaches his desk.Every signature goes directly to the Governor's office. Governor Brown has done some good things for wildlife recently, BUT he is known for capricious and sometimes contrary positions. We do not know his position on this bill. He has, in a number of issues over his long years, not always been on the side of ending animal suffering. We fully expect him to sign this bill promptly, but we simply do not know which way he will go. Please SIGN, SHARE AND GIVE IF YOU CAN to change.org—no matter how little—to promote this petition to those who most want to sign. Help get our numbers over 100,000 ASAP.HISTORYA similar bill was passed by CA House and Senate 8 years ago, which Governor Schwarzenegger promptly vetoed. The Guvenator has since found a new determination in protecting animals through his friend, director James Cameron, a vegan advocate who is producing a documentary, The Game Changers, in which Arnie is likely to appear as "the documentary will introduce "the world to elite athletes, special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural icons, and everyday heroes--each on a mission to create a seismic shift in the way we eat and live."We're fairly sure Arnie would sign this bill this time around, but Governor Brown... we just don't know. Help us help him make the decision to change the world.

Animal Abuse Investigations
86,833 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Office of NJ Attorney General, NJ Consumer Affairs, Bruce Garganio, Senator Raymond Lesniak, Phil Murphy, Kim Guadango

Stop breeders convicted of animal cruelty that continue to breed/sell sick puppies

Donna Roberts was convicted of animal cruelty in 2007 for selling me and four others very sick puppies. Ms. Roberts paid a fine and has continued this horrifying practice. As recently as Dec 2016 she sold a sick puppy. Ms Roberts and her family are all over Burlington and Camden counties selling sick puppies, using several aliases, addresses and phone numbers.  Ms. Roberts kennel was quarantined in Shamong NJ but, that didn't stop her from selling. In fact she was found in violation in Sept 2016 and was issued " another" written warning.  There was a cease and desist order for her in Monmouth County, so, she has moved to south Jersey and continues doing this over and over. There have been many complaints filed, many of the authorities know all about what she has done. But, here we are and nothing is happening. She bullies and threatens buyers with legal action, she blames buyers for sick puppies.  If I told you every detail you would never believe that a human being is capable of this behavior. My puppy and others were so sick..in fact there are even puppies that did not survive and she shows no concern or remorse. Donna Roberts failed to follow NJ Consumer Law and was ordered to refund buyers payment which she never has done. This breeder uses several aliases and the whole family is involved. Donna Roberts, Truex,Abrams, Dueben. Dee Roberts, Marie, Susan and Marge. Also, uses Wm Payne. She operates in South Jersey area selling Havanese puppies. Ms Roberts and associates also sell boxers, boxer mix, shi tzu puppies and labs. Please, help us finally get justice, she needs to be stopped once and for all. How can they keep doing this to these poor dogs. Ms Roberts admittedly bought dogs from puppymills to sell/ breed. If you or anyone you know has been a victim, please, contact myself or NJ Consumer Affairs and BCSPCA.  There are many more disgusting details. I want this abuse to finally be stopped I want the dogs and families to have justice, not to be dismissed. Thank you.

Laurie Pallante
2,659 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Dennis B Sprung

Demand the AKC require DNA proof of lineage before issuing registration. Stop Puppy Mills

The American Kennel Club registration is worth less than a square of toilet paper to you as the consumer and it contributes to the suffering of millions of animals... let me explain how. The AKC rules and regulations regarding registration is riddled with holes. The AKC is 100% aware of high volume puppy mills exploiting their registration loop holes and choose to do nothing. Why? Because it is designed to feed itself like any good political system within America. The AKC requires YOU as the consumer to prove their breeders wrong when you question your dogs parentage. They do not allow any outside sources to question parentage of a litter, making it easier to bully those under their umbrella into compliance of not questioning their pedigrees. As if that is not bad enough, they also charge you a $500 fee to do this DNA proof of parentage test!  Is this not the WHOLE purpose of the AKC registration? The breeder is supposed to be the one proving their dog is purebred and exceptional via the AKC to you! The AKC registration is also not proof of ownership. No one expects the AKC to govern ownership but most people believe their AKC paperwork is proof of ownership. Breeders know this fact and will utilize it against you if they desire. The AKC collects nearly $60 million a year as a non-profit. That is quite a bit of money for a non profit.  The AKC has their own DNA department but it's not a requirement of registration. The AKC has openly admitted they do not want to force DNA proof of parentage on their breeders because of how much money they will lose. (Money lost from the plethora of falsified litters and scammers who currently support the AKC with their fraudulent mass production operations).  AKC champion or registered litters are worth more, so puppy mills often pass off whatever they breed under their AKC championed animals. I have seen many reasons why breeders falsify parents from stolen animals to passing x-bred as pure. The AKC pressures breeders to produce more animals than they can reasonably sell or care for with their pyramid show scheme and registration requirements. I am amazed at how many people blindly invest into this piece of paper or regurgitate AKC propeganda. At the end of the day their registration is worthless to you and your dog. Your contributions to them only serve to prolong animal suffering under archaic state laws. There are currently an excess of 7.6 million cats/dogs dying yearly in shelters. The majority of your registration fee's are funding the AKC's ability to fight laws in every state which would govern breeding like a business and eventually end the need for shelters. These laws would affect cat overpopulation as well No one is saying all breeding needs to vanish, but what we are currently doing as a Nation is not working. Breeders need to be held accountable to laws that will prevent over population and that will not happen as long as we continue to ignore what the AKC is doing. Sign this petition requesting the AKC require DNA proof of parentage as part of their registration process. It is a small step but in the right direction. www.shangrilatms.com for more on the AKC

Jill Nabors
60 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Missouri Governor, Missouri State House, Missouri State Senate, Chris Chinn

It’s time to ban dog auctions

Missouri is the top state in the nation for puppy mills in 2016 according to the Humane Society of the United States. 30 of the worst 100 puppy mills in the country call Missouri home -- some of whom are repeat offenders. These puppy mills continue to produce dogs, although over 3,200 dogs are euthanized every day, according to the ASPCA. Why do puppy mills keep producing so many puppies? Dog auctions make it possible for puppy mill operators to quickly sell as much of their “inventory” as possible. They create a financial incentive to overproduce puppies for pet stores and online vendors across the country. Here’s a recent example. An infamous Missouri breeder, who owns pet stores in New Jersey, was recently allowed to auction all of the animals held in his Missouri kennel after he was charged with 267 counts of animal abuse by the New Jersey SPCA. No one inspected the dogs sold at the auction for signs of abuse or illness. This lack of accountability is shameful and unacceptable. But it will continue as long as long as a financial incentive exists. We ask the Missouri Department of Agriculture to require state inspectors to inspect the health and monitor the stress of the dogs, before, during and after all dog auctions while working to ban dog auctions! Help us fight puppy mills by eliminating a key financial incentive -- the dog auction. Take the first step by signing this petition today urging our lawmakers to ban dog auctions now.

maxine reeker
120,814 supporters