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Mon, Nov 26 | By Matt Van Hoven | 612

The Humane Society of the United States has declared this week Puppy Mill Action Week. The idea is to ask that pet lovers not buy animals from pet shops or online vendors – which frequently source their animals from puppy mills. more ›

Puppy Mill Action Week
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Sally R.
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Sally R.
5 years ago

I really hope that the message gets out to everyone who is looking for a dog-don't go to puppy stores/puppy mills. Go to your local shelter/breed rescue or a certified breeder. Stop the dog abuse NOW.

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mike h.
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mike h.
5 years ago

I agree that it is animal abuse and mills need to be shut down.

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Cindi K.
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Cindi K.
5 years ago

puppy mills really need to be shut down, this is animal abuse

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natalie
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natalie
5 years ago

puppy mills need to go

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tina s.
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tina s.
5 years ago

I think if we all fight to stop puppy mills and pet shops, Then we could put a stop to it. we have to stand together. I am sick of reading or seeing the news tell of 100 plus animals going to a shelter because of a breeder. These poor animals have to live in cages with no love.

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Erin H.
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Erin H.
5 years ago

This is a great idea. Puppy mills need to be shut down. Did they do this in 2008? This should be done every year from now on and get it out nationwide.

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Laura  J.
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Laura J.
5 years ago

What a great idea - wonder if they did it in 2008 or if there is something in the works for 2009. Anyone heard an update?

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Renee  M.
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Renee M.
5 years ago

I'm participating in a peaceful protest across from a pet store next weekend, hope it can help educate some people!

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Stephanie L.
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Stephanie L.
5 years ago

You are right, we wouldn't need a day if they would shut them down.

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Lruder
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Lruder
5 years ago

We wouldn't need a day if they just shut them down. The public has to help by not soliciting these places.

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HomePro
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HomePro
5 years ago

I would NEVER buy an animal from a pet store precisely for this reason!

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Tom F.
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Tom F.
5 years ago

Why can't every week be 'Puppy Mill Action Week'?

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Ihatesnow
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Ihatesnow
5 years ago

And still they exist and still people are buying. STOP IT

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DEREKDEMANE
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DEREKDEMANE
5 years ago

Keep up the good work!

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DawnG01
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DawnG01
5 years ago

The HSUS is an amazing organization! They are ever growing and focusing. Their law dept. is tops! They have worked diligently investigating, publicize, and bring down so many puppy mills. Reform too!

TY HSUS!

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Michele C.
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Michele C.
5 years ago

Yes, HSUS is great. I am happy to see they are continually investigating puppymills everywhere, all the time. Keep up the good work.

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Veronica (Ronnie) G.
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Veronica (Ronnie) G.
5 years ago

Hats off to the HSUS for getting the word out and cracking down on puppy mills and dog fighting! They have done so much to halt this cruelty. And it is working!

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Chelsea
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Chelsea
5 years ago

I love that Oprah did a show on puppy mills. Go Oprah!

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Sarah  W.
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Sarah W.
5 years ago

I'm glad celebs are getting invovled in this issue. those breeders are cruel. Lets all work together to stop Puppy mills

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Alex J.
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Alex J.
6 years ago

i hope all pupy mills are closed down

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Jfoxmu78
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Jfoxmu78
6 years ago

Great idea so hope the work got out to everyone. Lets do this every year and
then maybe the puppy mills will someday be closed down.

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Catherine T.
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Catherine T.
6 years ago

It is frustrating that some people still buy from places like this. So many shelters have great dogs.

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Sharon S.
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Sharon S.
6 years ago

Although this is 4 months old, I agree with the idea. Don't buy from a pet store. Get your pet at the shelter.

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Michelle H.
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Michelle H.
6 years ago

I hope more people will become educated about the problem of puppy mills.

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Sharon L.
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Sharon L.
6 years ago

This is the best solution to the problem. There is no need to buy an expensive dog from the pet shop when so many wonderful pets are available at the shelters. Great story.

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Ashlee S.
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Ashlee S.
6 years ago

Please support local shelters!!!!!!!!!

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Louise P.
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Louise P.
6 years ago

Very good idea. I hope it worked.

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chris  a.
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chris a.
6 years ago

somethings gotta give when it comes to things like this

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Flowerhead910
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Flowerhead910
6 years ago

I won't even buy a toy from a Doctor Pet Center store we have in our mall.

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Rebecca
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Rebecca
6 years ago

We need to keep educating people about this. This problem goes well beyond the Amish community.

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5doxiemom
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5doxiemom
6 years ago

Good idea also need to educate I don't just think it is an Amish problem

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Gemma M.
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Gemma M.
6 years ago

such discusting practice...the amish are the worst for milling dogs!

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MELODY Q.
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MELODY Q.
6 years ago

Anyway we can find a way to put an end to the nightmare of puppy mills is worth a shot.

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FawnCat
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FawnCat
6 years ago

I don't shop for anything at a shop that sells dogs and cats- I won't even buy a goldfish there!

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Jill6Johnson
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Jill6Johnson
6 years ago

Educate, educate, educate.......the more people know the sooner things will get turned around

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stephanie m.
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stephanie m.
6 years ago

I would think most people should know by now how horrible these mills are-i would not buy a pet from a store because of this. the public needs to be reminded not just at holidays but year round. there are enough animals at shelters who need good homes.

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bonnie
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bonnie
6 years ago

you have to watch what you get at those puppy mills

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Loishill
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Loishill
6 years ago

Wouldn't it be nice to get rid of all puppy mills?!

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Iseeurn
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Iseeurn
6 years ago

always research and ask questions b4 purchasing or better yet go to your local shelter.

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Rebecca A.
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Rebecca A.
6 years ago

Another good step in the fight.

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mARY ANN M.
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mARY ANN M.
6 years ago

Pet shelters are the way to get your pets. Unless you are going to show your dog, and how many people who have dogs really do that, why on earth would you buy one? There are plenty in shelters all over the country. Looking for a particular breed? You will find one at a shelter somewhere.

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Tanya F.
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Tanya F.
6 years ago

Puppy mills just need to be eliminated. There has to be a way if enough people worked to accomplish this. The animals are kept in horrible conditions, killed if they don't have enough puppies, and any seen defect is rejected because the pet stores won't accept them not to mention the high number of unseen birth defects found after the puppy is adopted out. Shut them down.

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Sandra P.
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Sandra P.
6 years ago

Thank you for bringing awareness to pet shops and encouraging shelter adoptions.

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John R.
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John R.
6 years ago

Very sound advice from HSUS. Let everybody take note.

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Mary P.
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Mary P.
6 years ago

For real, get your animals at a shelter or rescue group if looking for a certain breed. Plenty of animals out there looking for a home.

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Greg K.
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Greg K.
6 years ago

Please take action here. Missouri and Pennsylvania are the worst states!

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Lexina
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Lexina
6 years ago

there should be better laws

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linda s.
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linda s.
6 years ago

I agree I don't like pets being sold at petstores, but if you think about it what will happen to all these pups if someone doesn't buy them. What needs to happen first is to make it illegal to even sell them at stores, then go from there.

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Jess  L.
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Jess L.
6 years ago

Yes please adopt from shelters. But please don't adopt them as gifts!

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Amethyst S.
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Amethyst S.
6 years ago

Humana societies and shelters are some of the best places to get pets. All my pets have come from the humana society. They are some of the most loving creatures.

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Amy  B.
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Amy B.
6 years ago

Don't buy animals from pet shops. Adopt!

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