Subject: Please support and co-sponsor S. 395 / H.R. 847, the PUPS Act, to crack down on puppy mills
I support a bipartisan bill that was recently introduced in Congress to help crack down on puppy mills. S. 395 / H.R. 847, the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act, will close a loophole in the Animal Welfare Act regulations that currently allows puppy mills to sell dogs over the Internet without any oversight or standards of care.
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Puppy mills are large-scale, commercial breeding operations where dogs are commonly housed in overcrowded, filthy and inhumane conditions. The current law allows large, commercial breeders who sell puppies online or directly to the public to escape the licensing and inspection requirements that apply to breeders selling dogs to pet stores.
This issue is very important to me. Dogs shouldn't be treated like a cash crop. The federal law regarding the care of dogs at commercial dog-breeding operations needs an overhaul, and this legislation will correct some of the worst gaps and deficiencies in current law.
Please support and co-sponsor S. 395 / H.R. 847, the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act, today.
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