Sign the ban puppy mills petition below! Puppy mills are cruel and see animals as cash crops — breeding mother dogs constantly, regardless of their health or veterinary needs,” says Animal Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Stephen Wells. Constant confinement, malnutrition, exposure, inadequate medical care and the killing, starving and abandoning of mothers who can no longer breed, there is no doubt this is one of the most cruel practices still in existence in America today.
Today the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s preeminent legal advocacy organization for animals, filed a lawsuit against the Animal Kingdom pet store and purported rescue groups Bark Adoptions and Rescue Pets Iowa, for engaging in a puppy laundering scheme to unlawfully circumvent the California law that bans the sale of dogs from commercial breeders, commonly called puppy mills. This is a real step forward for not only those dogs constantly caged and mistreated in puppy mills, but also for the 1.2 million adoptable dogs euthanized each year!
The law which was broken, went into effect on January 1, 2019. It requires pet stores to obtain animals only from public animal control agencies, animal shelters, or federally registered 501(c)(3) rescue groups that do not obtain animals from breeders or brokers for compensation. Read what PETA has to say about puppy mills. https://www.peta.org/…/a…/puppy-mills-dogs-abused-pet-trade/
“Retail pet sales bans, like California’s, are intended to combat puppy mills and their deplorable practices. Attempts to circumvent these laws will not go unchallenged by the Animal Legal Defense Fund.”
California was the first state to pass a pet retail sale ban in 2017, with Maryland following in 2018. Many major cities have instituted similar laws, including Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. SIGN THE PETITION TO BAN PUPPY MILLS! Help the Animal Legal Defense Fund take the fight to your city or state! https://act.aldf.org/page/6160/petition/1