Target: Michigan Governor, Rick Snyder
Goal: Regulate puppy mills to ensure humane treatment.
Puppy mills could finally experience proper regulation pending Michigan legislation to improve conditions and tackle animal abuse. Breeders often house dogs in unsanitary conditions, providing little to no recreation and rarely meeting their most basic needs. Several states have already implemented legislation to place restrictions on puppy mills and protect consumers from inadvertently supporting the harmful practice. Michigan is next on this list. Ask Governor Rick Snyder to support legislation to regulate puppy mills and ensure the humane treatment of dogs across the state.
While not all breeders subscribe to the nightmarish conditions we often speak of, it is of the utmost importance to ensure the few inhumane puppy mills left are forced to change their ways. These harmful conditions can include lack of food and water, unsanitary conditions, improper veterinarian care, and cramped living conditions. Dogs forced to breed can live this way for years, rarely experiencing human interaction or stepping foot outside.
State Representatives Christine Greig and Sarah Roberts seek to put an end to this practice. Proposed legislation would require breeders to provide sanitary living conditions and proper medical care. Please sign this petition to ask Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to sign legislation that seeks to improve living conditions at puppy mills.
Dear Governor Snyder,
Many states have already passed laws to regulate puppy mills and maintain safe living conditions for dogs. Michigan has an opportunity to take a stand for animal rights and protect consumers from unknowingly supporting abusive puppy mills.
Some of the worst puppy mills currently force dogs to breed excessively, putting little effort into maintaining their health in the process. Breeders seek to maximize profits, often exhibiting blatant disregard for the animals in their care. Dogs are forced to live in unsanitary conditions with little to no room for proper exercise. This is no life for a living creature.
Passing legislation to crack down on puppy mills and ensure the well-being of dogs will produce excellent results. Potential pet owners are more likely to adopt an animal from a breeder with good ethics, albeit required by law. Slowly, the stigma of puppy mills can begin to change when the public sees dogs living in safe, desirable conditions.
Please sign legislation to crack down on animal abuse in puppy mills and take a stand for animal rights in your state.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals