Commercial Breeding: Pet Welfare over Profit

29 Pages Posted: 24 May 2021

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Simon Safir

iLaw, PLLC; Florida A & M University - College of Law

Date Written: May 21, 2020


This article talks about commercial pet breeding in Florida, specifically puppy mills. The goal of puppy mills is to produce the largest number of puppies as quickly as possible, without consideration of genetic quality or the care of the animals. Nearly all puppy mills in Florida are overcrowded, and the puppies live in unsanitary conditions. Puppy mills have popped up all around the State of Florida, because of its climate and the State’s lack of regulation. The article takes a dive into the Nation’s most states and cities for commercial pet breeding, and how Florida and its localities can make a substantial change. A few localities in Florida have started regulating the sale of puppy mill puppies, or they created a county-wide animal abuse offender’s list. Exploring both legal and non-legal ways of change, this article gives legislators a manifesto into real change.
Animal Law is an underrepresented subject in the wide array of the legal field. Only 0.1% of all attorneys have had any experience in litigating and/or studying Animal Law. I believe this article is different because of how slight this subject area is.

Keywords: Puppy mill, Florida, dog breeding, dog, animal law, puppy, puppies, dogs, commercial dog breeding

Suggested Citation

Safir, Simon and Safir, Simon, Commercial Breeding: Pet Welfare over Profit (May 21, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

Simon Safir (Contact Author)

Florida A & M University - College of Law ( email )

Tallahassee, FL 32307
United States

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