Tell The USDA We Want Puppy Mill Accountability NOW
The USDA is in charge of protecting commercial breeding dogs – aka: Puppy Mill breeding dogs. Through yearly inspections of kennels and breeding dogs therein the USDA inspectors issue violations of the Animal Welfare Act to the breeders.
This system has failed to protect breeding dogs from abuse and in humane conditions. Failure of this system has been documented by the Inspector General in scathing internal investigation reports as far back as 1992 and as recent as 2010.
Animal advocates are asking for ACCOUNTABILITY NOW!
A campaign has begun to sound the alarm and force USDA to retrain inspectors, correctly categorize violations as direct and indirect, issue monetary penalties when warranted, and enforce the Animal Welfare Act to the fullest extent of the law.
Please contact your state’s U.S. Senators and Congressional Representative and ask that they help with this very important campaign by sponsoring and supporting legislation holding the USDA accountable to the Animal Welfare Act – that they work across the aisle to see changes made. Send letters by mail, send emails, make phone calls. If you are a rescuer of a puppy mill breeding dog, tell your story and send pictures.
Please also contact:
Dr . Chester Gipson
USDA/APHIS /Animal Care
4700 River Road Unit 97
Riverdale, MD 20737-1234
United States Secretary of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave S.W.
Washington, DC 20350
Please share this with everyone you know and ask them to be the voice for the helpless hopeless breeding dogs!