Praise Ban on Commercially Bred Animals

Target: Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of Boston

Goal: Thank city for banning pet stores from selling commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits.

Thanks to the Boston City Council, which voted unanimously on the matter, pet stores can no longer sell commercially bred dogs, cats, or rabbits. The ordinance, nicknamed the “puppy mill bill,” is active throughout the city.

Apparently, no pet stores within the city sell commercially bred animals, however a few other stores that do were planning on expanding into the city.

This is a big step in the right direction. More than 120 other cities have enforced a similar ban and Boston is now joining them. Sign this petition to thank the city of Boston for protecting animals.


Dear Mayor Walsh,

Recently, the Boston City Council unanimously voted to ban the selling of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits. The ordinance, nicknamed the “puppy mill bill,” is taking a strong stance against puppy mills. It is encouraging to see such forward thinking and progress, and we hope that more cities will follow in your footsteps.

Thank you for taking this measure to protect animals. The animals and I greatly appreciate your efforts.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. “The only difference between a dog, cat, horse and dolphin and a cow, chicken, pig and turkey is perception. One is no more valuable than another. And yet in this culture, we hold the former animals in high esteem and the latter we brutalize for food. All animals are deserving of respect and freedom from violence. The way to respect others is veganism.”

  2. Lajeanne Leveton says:

    FROM: MadonnaoftheMills.Com:

    Madonna of the Mills/ Puppy Mills:

    10 Things To Know About Puppy Mills | Facts and Statistics

    99% of puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills.

    Nearly 100% of all puppies in pet stores have parasites when they are purchased.

    48% of puppies being sold in pet stores were ill or incubating an illness at the time of purchase, according to a recent California study.

    500,000 puppies are born in puppy mills and sold in pet stores every
    year in the United States.

    There are 35,000 pet stores in America

    Puppy millers can make more than $300,000 growing puppies every year.

    Puppy mills have been around since the early 1960s.

    Almost every Puppy sold in a pet store has a mother who will spend her entire life in a tiny cage, never being petted, never being walked, never being treated like a dog.

    Female dogs are usually bred 2x a year. At that rate, they usually burn out by age 5, at which time they are put to death.

    About 1 million breeder dogs are confined in puppy mills throughout the country.

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