Tag: Puppy Mills Archives | Animal Legal Defense Fund

Animal Legal Defense Fund Announces Resolution of Lawsuit Against Barkworks for Selling Sick “Puppy Mill” Puppies

May 1, 2018
Barkworks has closed four of the stores, and its remaining two stores will likely close by January 1, 2019, when California's law banning the sale of dogs from commercial breeders comes into effect.

Cities Are Fighting Back Against Puppy Mills – But Some States Won’t Let Them

April 2, 2018
Pet store lobbyists are pressuring state legislatures to pass preemption laws blocking cities’ and counties’ right to adopt retail pet sale bans.

Keep the USDA Transparent and Accountable

March 6, 2018
Act now and tell the USDA that you oppose third party inspections.

Urge Florida Senators to Say “No” to Puppy Mills

March 1, 2018
Please take a few minutes today to call your senator and politely urge him or her to reject this language in H.B. 7087.

California Becomes First State to Ban Retail Sale of Companion Animals

December 7, 2017
Laws like California’s are part of a growing movement to combat large-scale commercial breeding facilities.

California: One More Step to End Sales of Puppy Mill Animals

September 25, 2017
California residents, please take this final action to end the sale of animals who come from puppy mills or other large scale breeding facilities.

California: Urge Your Senator to Vote Yes on AB 485

September 5, 2017
AB 485 would require that all cats, dogs, and rabbits sold in stores come from rescue organizations, not commercial breeding facilities.

Tell the USDA to stop rubber-stamping Animal Welfare Act licenses

August 24, 2017
The USDA is considering changes to the way it grants Animal Welfare Act (AWA) licenses, and now you have the opportunity to weigh in on the issue.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Nationwide Racketeering Class Action Lawsuit Against Petland

July 26, 2017
The lawsuit alleges the national pet store chain engaged in a fraudulent scheme to sell sick “puppy mill” puppies to consumers at premium prices based on fraudulent health guarantees.

CONSUMER ALERT: Pet Stores are No Place for Holiday Shopping

December 14, 2016
The holiday season is already in full gear and the Animal Legal Defense Fund has a message for those considering a puppy as a gift: do your research. The sad reality is that pet stores still receive their supply of puppies mainly through puppy mills.

Protecting Pennsylvania’s Mother Dogs from Puppy Mill Neglect

December 2, 2016
Puppy mills in Pennsylvania are now required to provide all dogs with safe, comfortable flooring and with free access to fresh air and room to exercise.

Pet Store Chain Accused of Selling Unhealthy Puppy Mill Dogs Settles Lawsuit

September 12, 2016
Terms of settlement require changes to puppy sourcing and transparency.

Landmark Puppy Mill Decision Reinstates Regulations on Cruel Industry

September 9, 2016
Court strikes down exemptions to humane standards of care for Pennsylvania’s most infamous export.

Legally Brief: Neuter the Puppy Mills

April 5, 2016
ALDF’s legal experts are working every day to ensure that our nations animal protection laws are enforced and when they’re not, we take action.

Class Action Lawsuit Against Barkworks Pet Store Chain for Selling Sick “Puppy Mill” Puppies Will Proceed

March 28, 2016
Judge denied Barkworks’ attempt to dismiss lawsuit accusing it of consumer deception.

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