When signed into law by Governor J.B. Pritzker, HB1711 will amend the Illinois Animal Welfare Act to stop the sale of commercially-bred puppies and kittens in Illinois pet stores. Illinois will then be the 5th state in the country to tell pet stores and puppy mills their cruelty is no longer welcome.
We The Puppies, Stop Online Puppy Mills latest campaign to educate people about the dangers and cruelty supported when buying puppies sight unseen over the internet. No breed is immune. The video warns against websites that list thousands of puppies for sale online direct shipping puppies. Buying puppies online is becoming normalized, families purchasing puppies online likely don’t know they could be supporting puppy mill cruelty.
Every day, I get a stark reminder just how far we have to go to educate the public on the reality of puppy mills. PawPad Doodles self reported selling 723 puppies last year. It’s obvious right? Any breeder who sells 723 puppies in a year is obviously a puppy mill.