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Puppy Mills

Puppy Mill With 350 Dogs Highlights Need For Puppy Protection Act

Posted 04.16.2012 | Detroit

Michigan's so-called "puppy protection act" is getting a new push following a case of animal cruelty in Alleghan County that some say might have been ...

80 Percent Of Bunnies Purchased For Easter Are Abandoned

Posted 03.28.2013 | Impact

When the Easter Bunny comes to fill baskets each year, he typically doesn't get to stay very long. Almost 80 percent of bunnies that are up for ado...

Happy Puppy Day! Submit Your Own Photos

Posted 03.30.2012 | Green

This past Friday, dog lovers around the world celebrated National Puppy Day. Started in 2006, the National Puppy Day website says the holiday not o...

PHOTOS: WARL Takes In Puppy Mill Survivors

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- 39 mostly small-breed dogs rescued from a Kentucky puppy mill arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League on Tuesday. The owner o...

Christmas Wish

Gary Weitzman, DVM | Posted 02.21.2012 | DC
Gary Weitzman, DVM

My Christmas wish is for everyone who ever wanted a puppy or dog or kitten or cat, to go to their local shelter first.

Twilight Star Poses For PETA Ad

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.16.2011 | Green

"Twilight" actor Booboo Stewart is lending his star power to a new ad campaign from PETA that urges people to adopt from animal shelters rather than b...

Many New York Stores Sell Dogs From Puppy Mills

Posted 01.11.2012 | New York

According to a new report conducted by the Humane Society of the United States, nearly 4,500 dogs sold in New York City pet stores are supplied by pup...

Saving More Than 500 Suffering Dogs in Canada

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Wayne Pacelle

Within the last 18 months, our Animal Rescue Team, including our staff at Humane Society International in Canada, has put a stop to some horrible abuses of dogs at several large-scale puppy breeding facilities in Quebec.

USDA: Closing Our Borders to Puppy Mills

Michael Markarian | Posted 11.02.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

For too long pet dealers looking to make a quick buck have been circumventing U.S. regulations by importing puppies from overseas and across our borders.

Mega Pet Store Ditches Selling Puppies In Favor Of Adoption

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 10.18.2011 | Green

PJ's Pets, the mega chain of pet stores, announced Tuesday it will stop selling pets in its 41 stores across Canada, reports Yahoo News Canada. In...

Say "No" to Puppies Sold in Pet Stores and on the Internet

Ed Sayres | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Ed Sayres

As you admire the adorable puppies in the window of your local pet store, do you ever wonder where they come from? If you have no idea, you are not alone.

Puppy Mill Ban Considered By LA City Council

Los Angeles Times | Posted 07.06.2011 | Los Angeles

A Los Angeles councilman introduced a motion Friday that could prohibit the sale and purchase of pets bred in puppy and kitten mills. Councilman Paul...

Subverting Democracy, Abusing the Process

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 06.14.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

House and Senate leaders allowed a provision tucked into the bowels of the massive federal spending bill, which will remove wolves in the Northern Rockies from the list of endangered species.

Leading Voices Speak Out in Defense of Missouri's Prop B

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

A few Missouri politicians are busy trying to repeal or dismantle Proposition B, the voter-approved Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, which sets huma...

A Marketer's Moment of Shame

Judy Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Judy Shapiro

Marketers should rally together and refuse to service any company that profits from the sale of exploited animals.

Keep Politicians' Paws off Prop B

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

Voters acted because the legislature has failed to stop puppy mill abuses. It is undemocratic and would be wrong of lawmakers to usurp the power of the people and ignore their expressed will.

Powell the Kitten's Survival Story

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In our second installment, I share with you the story of Powell, a kitten saved from an animal hoarder.

Tax Code Crackdown Leads to Rescue of 120 Puppy Mill Dogs

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Just last week, we came to the aid of more than 120 puppy mill dogs in Indiana. 2010-12-07-Screenshot20101207at10.32.40AM.png

Saved From Puppy Mill Cruelty: See Boomer's Survival Story

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

Today, first in our Survivor series, I share with you the story of Boomer. In July, our team found Boomer living in squalor in a Mississippi puppy mill, locked in a tiny garage with dozens of other dogs.

Target the Hero Dog, and the Progress of Animal Rights

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Asher Smith

The issue of euthanization for stray animals is morally complex. There is, however, a middle ground that still acknowledges the inherent dignity and rights of these animals.

An Open Letter to the Missouri Farm Bureau

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Last week, Missouri voters approved Proposition B, requiring that large-scale commercial breeders provide in a year's time sufficient space for dogs, ...

Back from the Brink in Missouri: Prop B to Bring End to Puppy Mill Cruelty

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

I feel a deep sense of relief today, with victory on the puppy mill ballot measure in Missouri behind us. As the votes from rural counties were being ...

Victory Declared for Missouri's Dogs and Arizona Wildlife

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Missouri is the number one puppy mill state in America. We now have a pathway to turn this terrible situation around. Thank you everyone for your support. This was an incredible victory.

Your Dog Wants You to Vote

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Why should you care what happens at the Missouri puppy mills, you ask? With one in every four dogs purchased at U.S. pet stores coming from Missouri dog factories, every state that sells dogs has suffered the negative effects.

Arizona, California, Missouri and North Dakota Voters: Animals Need You

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

The next few hours are critical for the future welfare of countless hundreds of thousands of animals -- from dogs to wildlife. Please join me in the w...