Crack Down on Puppy Mill Breeders

Target: Chris Sununu, Governor of New Hampshire

Goal: Strengthen existing animal cruelty laws and make commercial breeders and pet stores subject to unannounced inspections.

Commercial breeders and pet stores in New Hampshire will have to follow more stringent rules regarding the number of animals they can keep for breeding purposes and will be subject to unannounced inspections if a new bill becomes law. This comes in response to a shocking case in which a New Hampshire breeder was discovered with 84 neglected Great Danes living in filthy conditions. Future tragedies such as this must be avoided at all costs, which is why these new measures are necessary.

Supporters of the bill hope that it will bring an end to so-called puppy mills operating within the state, where dogs are often neglected and are overbred to ensure the most profit for their breeders. By strengthening its animal cruelty laws, New Hampshire would be taking an important step toward better identifying potential puppy mill breeders and would make it easier to charge those who abuse or neglect animals with a severe felony offense. Additionally, both breeders and pet stores would be inspected a minimum of every two years, making it harder for violators to conceal their activities.

Puppy mills and the stores that they supply must not be allowed to continue their abusive practices. Sign this petition to demand that existing laws be strengthened, and that all breeders be subject to closer inspection.


Dear Governor Sununu,

After 84 Great Danes were discovered in Wolfeboro living in their own filth under the care of a neglectful breeder, it became clear that New Hampshire must crack down on such instances of horrific animal abuse. Unscrupulous breeders who run so-called puppy mills that ignore their animals’ basic needs must be brought to justice, and their operations ended immediately. The new bill that would limit the number of breeding females and subject breeders to unannounced inspections is an important first step in this direction.

Puppy mills put profit before the welfare of their animals, and the pet stores they supply often do the same. It is time that New Hampshire follow the lead of other states, such as Maine and Vermont, that have already enacted tougher laws. I urge you to follow in their footsteps by supporting this bill.


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  1. I want puppy millers shut down….this evil practice to be banned outlawed in every country on this sick evil planet! No one should be making a living this we way….it should be illegal !!!!!

  2. Sherry Goodyear says:

    Puppy mills should be shut down period. NO MORE PUPPYMILLS.

  3. Please listen and take notice! these puppy mills are nothing less than money making factories with living creatures paying the price! please give attention to the petition letter and follow the example of Maine and Vermont.

  4. Let’s hope that New Hampshire finally enacts tough laws to protect innocent animals from greedy puppy mill owners.


  6. This is so cruel, uncaring about life. The female dogs are bred on a rape stand until they can’t produce any more and then killed. No Vet care, proper food or love. The puppies produced are sick.y and in bred. All for greedy puppy mills. Please shut them all down by making them illegal.

  7. ruth Tranquillo says:

    “PLEASE stop these abusive puppy mills!! It is up to us to protect them, they are defenseless animals.
    I ask you again, Governor Sununu, PLEASE help the animals!!!


  8. The owners of the puppy mills should be kept in the same conditions

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