Crack Down on Puppy Mill Breeders

Target: Chris Sununu, Governor of New Hampshire

Goal: Strengthen existing animal cruelty laws and make commercial breeders and pet stores subject to unannounced inspections.

Commercial breeders and pet stores in New Hampshire will have to follow more stringent rules regarding the number of animals they can keep for breeding purposes and will be subject to unannounced inspections if a new bill becomes law. This comes in response to a shocking case in which a New Hampshire breeder was discovered with 84 neglected Great Danes living in filthy conditions. Future tragedies such as this must be avoided at all costs, which is why these new measures are necessary.

Supporters of the bill hope that it will bring an end to so-called puppy mills operating within the state, where dogs are often neglected and are overbred to ensure the most profit for their breeders. By strengthening its animal cruelty laws, New Hampshire would be taking an important step toward better identifying potential puppy mill breeders and would make it easier to charge those who abuse or neglect animals with a severe felony offense. Additionally, both breeders and pet stores would be inspected a minimum of every two years, making it harder for violators to conceal their activities.

Puppy mills and the stores that they supply must not be allowed to continue their abusive practices. Sign this petition to demand that existing laws be strengthened, and that all breeders be subject to closer inspection.


Dear Governor Sununu,

After 84 Great Danes were discovered in Wolfeboro living in their own filth under the care of a neglectful breeder, it became clear that New Hampshire must crack down on such instances of horrific animal abuse. Unscrupulous breeders who run so-called puppy mills that ignore their animals’ basic needs must be brought to justice, and their operations ended immediately. The new bill that would limit the number of breeding females and subject breeders to unannounced inspections is an important first step in this direction.

Puppy mills put profit before the welfare of their animals, and the pet stores they supply often do the same. It is time that New Hampshire follow the lead of other states, such as Maine and Vermont, that have already enacted tougher laws. I urge you to follow in their footsteps by supporting this bill.


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  1. Whilst I support the proposed Bill I believe ALL PUPPY MILLS SHOULD BE CLOSED DOWN. There are so many animals in shelters needing good homes and puppy mills serve only the vain and greedy.

  2. All puppy must be stopped, now!


  4. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    Please close down every puppy/kitten mill now!
    Make this season the very last to be able to breed and then every dog and cat must be sterilized by the end of this year. Why Why Why should millions of very healthy loving pets be euthanized due to being no room to keep them in pet shelters???
    Ban these heinous places and force the owners to get a real job and stop abusing animals for their selfish monitory gains! Thank you.

  5. Shut down puppy and kitten mills immediately, permanently everywhere! Let’s save the lost souls we have here already! No need to breed anymore!

  6. Alice Knight says:

    What is the reason for continuing the mills to operate in the first place? We are not ignorant of the reason they exist in the first place. What sort of government would continue to allow them to exist as well allow the people to continue making profit by abusing in any way , shape, or form, innocent animals?

  7. Barton Dixon says:

    “If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” Albert Einstein
    “Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” Authur Schopenhauer
    “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” St. Francis of Assisi

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