Dear MoveOn member,
A MoveOn member named Heather Perrault recently created a petition on our public petition website entitled "Ban Georgia pet stores from selling cats/dogs from commercial breeders (puppy mills)."—and we'd like to know what you think of it.
The petition is addressed to Timothy C. Batten, Sr., United States District Judge, Mark H. Cohen, United States District Judge, Clarence Cooper, United States District Judge, The Georgia State House, The Georgia State Senate, and Governor Nathan Deal, and reads:
TELL OUR LAWMAKERS TO BAN PET STORES FROM SELLING ANIMALS FROM COMMERCIAL BREEDERS (AKA: PUPPY MILLS). ASK THEM TO ENFORCE THE SAME ORDINANCES AS OTHER STATES! PET STORES MUST SELL DOGS AND CATS FROM SHELTERS.
Up to 300,000 animals are euthanized every year in the state of Georgia. 90% are adoptable, but must be killed in order to make room in the already overpopulated shelters, animal control and state funded facilities.
*** The current animal welfare system costs GA taxpayers over $140 million annually, with millions going towards euthanizing healthy cats and dogs. ***
Federal courts in Arizona, Florida, Rhode Island and Illinois have already upheld ordinances to ban pet stores from selling dogs and cats from commercial breeders. Puppy mills are notorious for animal welfare violations, abuse, neglect and horrible living conditions. Read more about Commercial Breeders/Puppy Mills on the GA ASPCA website: http://www.georgiaspca.org/qa-nhes-abuse-pu ppy-mills
TELL OUR LAWMAKERS THAT WE DEMAND ACTION!
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Here's what Heather wrote about it:
I am an animal advocate in Atlanta. I rescue, foster and fundraise for animals throughout the state, in addition to volunteering at local shelters. The facilities are overcrowded, poorly managed and regulated, and something needs to change! We need ordinances in place to protect and care for these animals. Other large cities have already taken action, Georgia needs to step up and do the right thing.
Can you click to let us know what you think?
We'll decide whether to send this petition out to additional MoveOn members in your area based on your feedback.
In case you haven't heard about it, MoveOn's petition site allows anyone to start an online petition and share it with friends and neighbors to build support for their cause.
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