“Break The Chain”

Yesterday some members of VAR were approached at a Dog Park by a local pet store.  We told them “We do not buy from you because you sell puppies”  Her response was “No we don’t anymore” pause “We get them from breeders”.  What a frustrating conversation because it is the same thing.

Please don’t buy anything from pet stores that sell puppies and kittens.  Did you know that every dollar you spend at a Pet Store that sells puppies & kittens continues to strengthen the Puppy Mill chain? CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Crack Down on Online Puppy Sellers

A nationwide investigation by The Humane Society of the United States that aired on the “Today” show revealed the cruel reality behind the adorable photos of puppies for sale on the Internet. Outraged consumers have filed a lawsuit alleging that Internet puppy broker Purebred Breeders, LLC, is selling unhealthy puppy-mill puppies to hundreds of unsuspecting consumers across the country.

Puppy mill operators who sell online often exploit a loophole in the Animal Welfare Act regulations to operate without any federal oversight or inspections. They churn out hundreds of thousands of puppies for the pet trade each year, often in shockingly poor conditions, without any inspection or even basic humane standards. Many of these dogs are sold over the Internet to unsuspecting consumers who think they are dealing with small family breeders. The USDA must take action to close this loophole in the Animal Welfare Act regulations.

TAKE ACTION
Complete the form CLICK HERE  to automatically send a message to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and ask the USDA to close the loophole that allows thousands of large-scale puppy sellers to operate without any humane oversight. The USDA receives a lot of email, so remember to personalize your email message below so that your message stands out.

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