To: Timothy C. Batten, Sr., United States District Judge, Mark H. Cohen, United States District Judge, Clarence Cooper, United States District Judge, The Georgia State House, The Georgia State Senate, and Governor Brian Kemp

Ban Georgia pet stores from selling cats/dogs from commercial breeders (puppy mills).

TELL OUR LAWMAKERS TO BAN PET STORES FROM SELLING ANIMALS FROM COMMERCIAL BREEDERS (AKA: PUPPY MILLS). ASK THEM TO ENFORCE THE SAME ORDINANCES AS OTHER STATES! PET STORES MUST SELL DOGS AND CATS FROM SHELTERS.

Up to 300,000 animals are euthanized every year in the state of Georgia. 90% are adoptable, but must be killed in order to make room in the already overpopulated shelters, animal control and state funded facilities.

*** The current animal welfare system costs GA taxpayers over $140 million annually, with millions going towards euthanizing healthy cats and dogs. ***

Federal courts in Arizona, Florida, Rhode Island and Illinois have already upheld ordinances to ban pet stores from selling dogs and cats from commercial breeders. Puppy mills are notorious for animal welfare violations, abuse, neglect and horrible living conditions. Read more about Commercial Breeders/Puppy Mills on the GA ASPCA website: http://www.georgiaspca.org/qa-nhes-abuse-puppy-mills

TELL OUR LAWMAKERS THAT WE DEMAND ACTION!

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Why is this important?

I am an animal advocate in Atlanta. I rescue, foster and fundraise for animals throughout the state, in addition to volunteering at local shelters. The facilities are overcrowded, poorly managed and regulated, and something needs to change! We need ordinances in place to protect and care for these animals. Other large cities have already taken action, Georgia needs to step up and do the right thing.

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Reasons for signing

  • Go visit one of these puppy mills yourself and then tell me you support them. Better yet, take your pups there and ask the puppy mills to take care of them the way they'd take care of their own dogs. It's horrifying. And unnecessary. And such an easy thing to change.
  • stop selling from breeders!!!!!!!
  • Please stop supporting puppy mills.

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