Stop Puppy Mills From Keeping Dogs in Misery and Squalor

Target: Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Goal: Make puppy mills illegal and punish the people who torture the poor dogs.

Puppy mills are becoming more and more common in Canada. There are an estimated 1500 of these abusive breeding operations in Quebec alone. Shockingly, there are no laws strictly prohibiting puppy mills. These factory-farmed dogs account for most puppies sold in pet stores. Help put an end to puppy mills once and for all.

It is perfectly legal to keep a dog locked in a kennel for their entire life. This kennel can be a cramped cage where the animal eats, poops, and sleeps. There are no laws to stop forcing a female dog from having puppies twice a year so she remains pregnant or nursing her entire life. Nothing stops these dogs from being auctioned or euthanized when they are no longer useful to the breeding operation.

This multi-million dollar industry generally hides in rural areas, where they are rarely found. And when they are found, the puppies are taken into caring homes…and nothing happens. Some provinces have local laws that attempt to protect dogs from suffering in puppy mills, but it has to be proven in court that the people operating the mills meant to intentionally cause harm to the animals. This is very difficult to prove, and most puppy mill operators walk free, starting the cycle start all over again.

Legitimate dog breeders need to become registered, licensed, and be regularly inspected. People who operate puppy mills are disgusting and should be treated as criminals. Sign this petition and put an end to puppy mill operations across Canada.


Dear Mr. Prime Minister,

Puppy mills have been on the rise in Canada for the last 15 years, and have grown into a multi-million dollar, largely tax-free, underground industry. Yet this increase in canine exploitation has not seen a reciprocal increase in government prevention.

This inaction has led to millions of dogs being abused, and the abusers walking free. The provinces have inadequate laws that allow mistreated dogs to be re-homed, but there are no laws, provincial or federal, that strictly forbid the operation of puppy mills. If the unethical operators do end up in court, they receive a slap on the wrist in the rare cases of conviction.

Dogs in puppy mills spend their reproductive years pregnant or nursing in a cage where they eat, sleep, and defecate. They suffer from disease, parasites, genetic disorders and poor nutrition. It is estimated that the majority of puppies sold in pet stores come from these deplorable conditions.

Keeping dogs in these conditions should be a criminal act. Dog breeders in Canada should have to register and receive a license accompanied by regular inspections. I urge you to update the federal animal welfare laws and strictly prohibit puppy mills across the country.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Carmen Edenhofer



  1. Someone has to step up and protect dogs (and cats) from being trapped in unethical, filthy and horribly run puppy mills. These poor abused animals are treated horrifically, bred literally to death, inbred and full of defects and the list goes on – and we all know it. These mills are filthy and the animals are treated so poorly that most end up sick. When the operators run these dogs down to nothing they kill them and toss them. Canada, be a leader, stop the mills and the abuse and set an example for everyone else.

  2. Beth Nordmeyer says:

    No respect for Canada!! Exports millions of animals suffering unimaginable torture!! Rampant degraded cruel puppy mills! Canada’s cruelty list is long and cruesome. Canada’s supports profit over cruelty!! SHAME ON CANADA😡😡😡😡😡😡


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