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Stop Letting Internet Puppy Mills Escape Regulation!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 1:15pm

We need your help! Due to the wording of the federal Animal Welfare Act—passed 40 years ago—only breeders who sell dogs to pet stores or to puppy brokers are required to be licensed and inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

That basically means no one is checking up on puppy mills who sell puppies directly to consumers over the Internet. As the ASPCA has seen firsthand, the photos of happy, healthy puppies posted on a breeder’s website often totally misrepresent what conditions are really like for these puppies and their parents.

Take Action!
The USDA released a proposed rule to close this loophole. Please visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center and let the USDA know that you support the proposed rule to close the loophole that has caused untold thousands of dogs to suffer inhumane treatment without any federal or public oversight. Visit aspca.org/USDA today!

Thank you for taking action for puppy mill dogs!

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Amanda D

everyone should be licensed ..help these animals

Linda Weiland

Puppy mill breeders must be stopped from selling dogs, PERIOD. Whether to stores or over the internet. MAKE IT STOP!!

Alana Marchetti

Stop harming animals, end all puppy mills!

Harriet Kaufman

We know that this is inhumane. When will it finally be regulated, so these animals can be treated properly? Please help. Thank you.

crystal h

This is ridiculous! The poor puppies are over breed and not taken care of correctly, something needs to be done to stop this horrible act.

tammy baker

I would love to help these animals any way I can

Katrina

Stop puppy mills!

Wendy Morse

We need your help! Due to the wording of the federal Animal Welfare Act—passed 40 years ago—only breeders who sell dogs to pet stores or to puppy brokers are required to be licensed and inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

That basically means no one is checking up on puppy mills who sell puppies directly to consumers over the Internet. As the ASPCA has seen firsthand, the photos of happy, healthy puppies posted on a breeder’s website often totally misrepresent what conditions are really like for these puppies and their parents.

I support the proposed rule to close the loophole that has caused untold thousands of dogs to suffer inhumane treatment without any federal or public oversight.

Thank you for taking action for puppy mill dogs!

Ashley

I support the proposed rule to close the loophole for dogs who suffer in puppy mills. There is something wrong with the government if this such action needs to be explained why it should be stopped. Its sickening that this puppy mill business is still going. It WILL be stopped!

Heather Brewer

STOP IT SHUT DOWN ALL PUPPY MILLS AND DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM STORES THAT SELL PUPPYS. I THINK THE OWNERS OF THESE PLACES SHOULD BE LOCKED IN A CAGE AND TREATED THE SAME WAY MABY THEN THEY WILL REALIZE THE DAMAGE THEY ARE DOING TO THESE POOR BABIES

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