puppy farming

Dogs and cats are lifetime companions, not fashion accessories, and surely not status symbols. They should be chosen with great care and love, and by people who have taken the time to plan their arrival and ensure that they are truly offering the very best home possible to a much deserving and wonderful new family member.
Then imagine for a moment that he or she is not with you, but instead is locked in a small, dark space for the next six years; confined in squalid conditions with nothing to sleep on except a hard, plastic bed with some shredded newspaper at best, or just a cold concrete floor covered in sawdust.
Government must introduce legislation that makes a real difference to pets bred and sold in the UK by empowering local authorities with sufficient resources and training they need to do the job. Anyone breeding or selling a pet must be held fully accountable for the welfare of pets in their care. Only then can Britain can truly start to live up to its reputation as a nation of animal lovers once more.
The UK's puppy buying habits could be leading to a welfare crisis and causing untold financial and emotional distress for consumers. This is what shocking new research released for Puppy Awareness Week (12-18 September) has found.
We are running out of time to put right all these wrongs. And so are the dogs. The question is whether we have people in positions of influence and authority who are prepared to step up and do the right thing. And the right thing is to put the best interests of dogs at the centre of their strategy because only by doing this will everything else, including public protection, follow.
As a select committee of MPs considers what should be done about the pet trade, Blue Cross is urging a pragmatic solution
Undercover footage from a BBC Panorama investigation into puppy farms reveals the "ruthless world" of the lucrative industry
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the majority of excited, prospective puppy buyers want to be able to confidently buy a puppy that has the best possible chance of being a healthy, happy companion, and family member. In other words there's no real demand out there for irresponsibly bred puppies.
For the last seven years I've been glued to my TV on the night of Crufts Best In Show but not because I'm a huge fan of dog shows or of the 'spectacle' that is Crufts. It's because the minutes prior to the judge making a decision on which dog wins are the most anxious of the entire year for me as a campaigner against puppy farming.
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES A quiet country lane in Hertfordshire has become a graveyard for “dumping dead dogs” in what RSPCA
Stocktaking is a normal, regular activity for any business. When the phrase 'stocktake and clear out" is referring to living, sentient companion animals, it's a sinister notion. But that's the phrase used to describe what happens in the puppy trade when discarded breeding dogs and puppies not deemed 'cute' enough to sell are dealt with.
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While Liberal Democrats have been calling for a change to the law to protect puppies for many years, this need not be a party political issue. The issue of puppy farming is surely something that people of conscience across all parties can agree must be tackled. On Monday I am speaking in Parliament and calling for the Government to do exactly that.
Puppies are making headlines and for reasons most decent people would rather not think about, especially those wanting a
It's astonishing that dogs still love us humans, no matter what we put them through, however horribly we abuse them. That however traumatised, they can come back from the brink and live fulfilling lives.
Rehabilitating dogs to improve their quality of life will always be the right thing to do. But needing to rehabilitate them for the wrong reasons continues to be just plain shameful.
We've repeatedly asked PIF to explain how pet shops might obtain puppies from responsible breeders but of course PIF has not even attempted a response, as by definition this is impossible; pet shops do not obtain their puppies from responsible breeders.
Most of the puppies were important from abroad with serious health conditions An undercover Special Operations Unit inspector
This evil puppy trade is both cunning and sophisticated - knowing exactly how to manipulate public emotion, con local authorities and even forge documentation. It doesn't matter what your background or education is either - as long as you're prepared to part with your money you're fair game.