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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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Anna

Lori's Loveable pups eric on fb is selling yorkies so they say just thought u'd like to knwo so u can shut theis one down to....

Donna Zingarelli

I recently adopted a puppy mill rescue miniature Schnauser. It has taken her 2 years tyo stop being afraid when I go to pet her or puck her up. She used tyo tremble with every loving touch, she had been so abused. Her eyes were so sad. I merely went to our local shleter to help socialize the rescues, but when I looked in her eyes I knew I had to bring her home to jon my other two. Puppy Mills are barbaric-please, please stop them!

MICHELLE DOCCHIO

Puppy Mills need to end! It seems like they have the hard life today. Constantly being abused, mistreated, and being sold. I don't understand why you people have to think about stopping this!?!?!? It should NOT be allowed!!!!!!!!

amy blitzer

Im shocked and apauled at this shit!!

Judy

WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE .... ???? HELP THESE DOGS, WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN A MILL STUFFED IN CAGES WITH 10,000 OTHER PEOPLE WHERE YOU CANT MOVE OR BREATHE AND THEN JUST SUFFOCATE AND DIE ??? WOULD YOU ??? STOP PUPPY MILLS, STOP STOP STOP THEM. PLEASE HELP THEM AND STOP THIS !!!!!!!

Jeanette lasky

TOTALLY IN HUMANE. To MAKE animals SUFFER FOR A BUCK. WHAT A JOKE.

Valerie

Why is this such a difficult decesion for people !!!!! END IT !!!! MAKE IT ILLEGAL AND PROPERLY PUNISH THESE IDIOTS !!!!!

Amelia

Stop puppy mills!

pamela

38 amish puppy mills in my county!!!! Terrible living conditions please outlaw all puppy mills. If only the usda can change this then do it!!!!! Poor dogs dont deserve that life. Pet stores need to stop selling puppies now!!

Stacy

It disgusts me that this is allowed to happen. We need stronger laws and pennalties for these crimes. We Send $ too rebuild countries and we cant fund more animal control ? Come on....

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