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Sick of Puppy Mill Cruelty? Support the PUPS Act

Sick of Puppy Mill Cruelty? Support the PUPS Act

A loophole in the Animal Welfare Act has allowed large scale breeders that sell puppies directly to the public or over the Internet to operate without a license or regulation for far to long.

However, the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act, a new bill that is now before the U.S. House of Representatives, was introduced and is being sponsored by Reps. Jim Gerlach, R-Pa., Sam Farr, D-Calif., Lois Capps, D-Calif and Bill Young, R-Fla. 

The PUPS Act will close loopholes and bring all commercial breeders under federal oversight and require any breeder who sells, or tries to sell, more than 50 dogs annually to be licensed and inspected. 

Breeders will also be required to exercise every dog on a daily basis allowing them “to reach a running stride without the use of treadmills or similar devices.”

This bill has been introduced before, but has always timed out, according to the ASPCA.

Now there’s an opportunity to pass humane legislation that will protect dogs who are forced to spend their lives in tiny cages and live as breeding machines until they are no longer useful, at which point they are disposed of.

Not only do puppy mills cause tremendous suffering for dogs, but many of the puppies that are sold are often sick or suffering from behavioral problems. Unsuspecting consumers who planned to welcome a new member of the family end up footing heavy medical bills or losing them entirely. 

TAKE ACTION

Send a letter to your representatives asking them to support and cosponsor the PUPS Act.

Sign the ASPCA’s petition supporting federal oversight of all commercial breeders.

Millions of perfectly lovable pets are brought to shelters for many different reasons and millions are killed simply because there are not enough homes for them.

Sign and share the pledge to adopt instead of buying online or from pet stores and help educate others about why adoption is so important. If you’ve already opened your heart and home to an animal in need share your story and encourage others to help homeless animals. 

 

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1:46PM PDT on May 9, 2013

Take the easy earned cash from this vile,evil, business ,and the farms would close in a year.And the poor litle victims left to die, a even worse death than their do now.

7:07AM PDT on May 5, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

8:23AM PST on Feb 9, 2013

Tried to sign that petion but it's outdated. Is there a new one to sign???? Thanks.

10:52PM PDT on Jun 21, 2011

If the breeders were put in similar cages there would be a cry to the world as to how we are treating prisioners. AFter about 1 year take them out and put them in solitary confinement for say 5 years. That is the only way to stop these beasts.

9:32AM PDT on Jun 20, 2011

WAKE UP WORLD - LOOK WHAT YOU ARE DOING TO GOD'S LIVING BREATHING FEELING FUR BABIES! I PRAY FOR PUPPY MILL'S TO END FOR GOOD! PLEASE PUT AN END TO PUPPY MILLS IN THE WORLD! WE DO NOT NEED PUPPY MILLS FOR PEOPLE TO BE CRUEL AND INHUMANE TO FUR BABIES! WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE???????
I PRAY FOR PUPPY MILL EXTINCTIONS!

6:00AM PDT on Jun 20, 2011

People who operate these puppy mills should get a very stiff jail sentence if they are caught ill treating the animals, all they are concerned about is how much money they are going to make, they are worse then savages, and have no heart or human feelings, close ALL puppy mills and private breeding kennels who do not look after these little animals properly, shame on you breeders I can't call you fellow humans when you behave in this fashion!!

1:01PM PDT on Mar 27, 2011

thank you for this...puppy mills need to end

11:49AM PDT on Mar 19, 2011

Thanks for sharing =], signed the petiton, couldn't send the letter as i'm from the UK

4:15PM PDT on Mar 17, 2011

The voters in Missouri - one of the largest puppy mill states - voted to curb puppy mill abuse. However our "wonderful legislature have voted to disallow - ignore our vote and to let the puppy mills continue to do business as usual. Maybe the feds can do what our legislature refuses to do. One can only hope.

1:03PM PDT on Mar 16, 2011

I bet a million bucks that 1 person who said no is a puppy mill breeder!

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