In this video champion cyclist Levi Leipheimer answers the question, what can people do to fight against puppy mills?
Not one to merely spin his wheels, Levi’s dedication to animals truly puts him ahead of the pack. In championing animal rescue, Levi believes the best way to fight puppy mills is to cut the demand. In his video, he explains that "Puppy mills are factory farms for dogs." In fact, Levi notes, "If only 3% of Americans were to rescue, rather than buying from a pet store, the shelters would be empty." Instead of buying animals at a store, "rescue a dog and save a life!"
Please watch the video and share ALDF's petition to shut down law-breaking puppy mills!
How you can help
We need your help to ask representatives to pass the "PUPS Act" (S. 395). Thousands of dogs are suffering immensely in "puppy mills" -- large-scale, unethical commercial dog-breeding facilities -- so they can be sold to unsuspecting consumers. Dogs produced in puppy mills not only endure terrible conditions before purchase, but are prone to contagious disease, heart and hip problems, and serious…
Puppy mills are inhumane breeding facilities which often produce puppies with physical ailments and behavioral problems due to the intense, unsanitary confinement and overbreeding practices endemic to these facilities. In order to shut down cruel puppy mills your support is needed, please sign the petition telling the USDA to hold law-breaking facilities accountable to the law.
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