Animal welfare campaign group Pup Aid has launched an e-petition to help ban the cruel practice of puppy and kitten farming in the UK. The e-petition calls for the Government to ban the sale of young puppies and kittens unless the mother is present, as an absent mother can often indicate puppy farming.
Kept in horrific conditions, then sent long distances cross country and sold en masse to pet shops, websites, and private dealers, these puppies – who are usually poorly and riddled with painful disease – often die within days of arriving in their new home.
TV Vet Marc Abraham says: “Most dog owners say they’d never buy a dog from a puppy farm, yet a large number will due to common scams, especially by private dealers. This is exactly why Pup Aid has launched this e-petition. We need 100,000 signatures to make the Government listen and hopefully end this needless and preventable suffering for good.”
Pup Aid believes prospective puppy owners should always:
– Ask “Where’s Mum?”
– Insist on seeing the puppy and mother interacting.
– Be aware of scams, e.g. a fake mother, or no mother, present.
Click here to show your support and sign the e-petition.