THREE SIMPLE FACTS ABOUT GOOD BREEDERS:
1. They NEVER sell their puppies to pet shops.
IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 95% OF THESE BREEDING PRISONERS DON’T MAKE IT OUT ALIVE
If you’ve had the privilege of providing a home for a rescued ex breeding bitch or stud dog, you will know how heartbreaking it is to see them discover grass for the first time. To experience sunshine. To have a warm, clean bed and fresh water. And most of all, to experience human compassion, companionship and affection. Watching a dog learning how to be a dog when half of his or her life has been spent living in filth and fear is something you never forget. Sadly for thousands and thousands of breeding dogs in the UK, they will never have this opportunity. These are the dogs that will never have a name.
WALES IS THE UK HUB OF BATTERY PUPPY FARMING IN THE UK
The majority of Welsh people oppose the battery farming of dogs and the shame that it brings to such a scenically stunning country.
Unfortunately the balance of power in Wales is firmly with the farming community which explains why, despite peaceful protests, petitions, intelligent debate and media coverage, the worst offending Local Authorities allow, and in some cases, encourage battery puppy farming to continue.
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Hardly surprising then that Wales is responsible for more battery farmed puppies entering England and Scotland than anywhere else. Puppies that are transported by a sophisticated network of dealers.
Some end up in pet shops where gullible punters pay extortionate prices without realising the puppy’s background. Others are sold on the internet. Many are passed off by willing accomplices in family homes as their own ‘home grown’ litters but are actually working on commission. Sadly, these are puppies that often don’t live to be more than a few weeks or months old because they are infected and diseased. Or if they make it to adulthood end up costing their carers vast amounts of money in vets bills.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE PUPPIES THAT AREN’T SOLD?
The puppy farmers or dealers may decide to breed from them as soon as possible, condemning them to the same fate as their parents. If they are not seen as good prospective breeders, the puppies may be hit over the head or drowned in a bucket. We’ve even heard that some have ended up being sold to laboratories for experiments. Others are often advertised as ‘free to a good home’ which makes them easy pickings for dog fighting rings who use them as live bait.
OVER BREEDING HAS CAUSED A UK DOG POPULATION CRISIS
The indiscriminate breeding of dogs has led to an overpopulation crisis in the UK with more dogs being surrendered to pounds and rescues than ever before. Last Christmas people were actually selling their ‘beloved’ family pets on the internet so that they could buy computer games for their children. It beggars belief. But sadly, it is all true.
Our work is a constant struggle against bureaucracy, apathy,ignorance and corruption. It’s hard, and too often it’s heartbreaking. But we can’t give up. These dogs desperately need our help. Your help. And they need it now!
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