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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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Shannon L. Dillon

Stop the mistreatment of puppies by puppy mills that operate via the Internet! Puppies are still being mistreated.

Sandra Digilio

We need to be the voice and if you are selling puppies/dogs/cats/pets of anykind their should be laws, rules & guidelines regardless of how you are selling them. Where are the rights for the animals?

Lori

Outlaw puppy mills now!! Limit the number of breeds that a breeder can sell. Stop the suffering and torture of these animals. Show the world that the US is a humane and civilized nation. One that does NOT turn a blind eye to the suffering of innocent animals. This is an easy choice. It's the humane thing to do.

Fran Kolpack

There shouldn't be Puppy Mills with or without a license. This is a disgusting way for human beings to make money. And like I've said before, any state that allows Puppy Mills tells me what kind of ignorant humans are running that particular state. DISGUSTING!!!!

Deborah Paper

If the breeders sell a puppy that is sick and something happens to it then it should be the breeder that is responsible for paying all bills (medical etc) Besides anyone who wants a "pure breed" dog should go a their local pound anyway- there are tons of pure breeds being put up for adoption because the puppy is cute but not everyone takes in to consideration the size of the ADULT dog and how much care it will need later- they just want the cute puppy until it becomes a hassle..

Sue Goeders

Stop the Puppy Mills NOW!!!! I wrote a letter to my Congressman yesterday about this very thing!!! I am SICK and TIRED of this crap going on when it can all be stopped!!! All of these poor animals, on the internet or not are being abused and mistreated!! Do SOMETHING NOW!!!!

katie shriver

These people need to be punished!! It's inhumane and disgusting.

Allison Wragge

STOP ALL PUPPY MILLS PLEASE!!!!

marsha mcmorrough

I think it is disgraceful that puppy mills are even allowed. so many are very sick when they find home and the new owners either try and take them back or have to have them put down. We have to many anim,als in the shelters now and many have originally come from these places. We don't need any more puppies brought into the world when there are are already so many homeless or in shelters and being put down daily. People need to rise and do something about these precious animals that are truly man's best friends.

marsha mcmorrough

I think it is disgraceful that puppy mills are even allowed. so many are very sick when they find home and the new owners either try and take them back or have to have them put down. We have to many anim,als in the shelters now and many have originally come from these places. We don't need any more puppies brought into the world when there are are already so many homeless or in shelters and being put down daily. People need to rise and do something about these precious animals that are truly man's best friends.

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