In under ten days, the ASPCA's petition to close a loophole that allows puppy mills to escape minimal animal care standards, has gained over 10,000 signatures.
The petition was posted to the White House's "We the People" website. The site hosts user submitted petitions and if any petition reaches 5,000 signatures then it will go to the White House administration for review.
The senior director of the puppy mill campaign at the ASPCA said:
“The ASPCA has seen first-hand the unspeakable cruelty and horrific conditions of puppy mills. The existing regulatory loophole allows many commercial breeders to operate without a license and without any inspection—meaning they are not accountable to anyone for their breeding and care standards.
President Obama can take action to protect dogs and consumers and we urge him to do so.”
Let's hope the president takes this seriously and actually does something to help shut down puppy mills.
Save the puppies!
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