GRANTS TO FARMERS 2003
Puppy Farming first came into existence in the 1980's via grants to farmers in Wales. MAFF, as it was then known, encouraged farmers to apply for these grants and to diversify, to supplement the low prices being paid for milk quotas. The result of this criminal funding of people to breed indiscriminately and without any thought or welfare standards for the breeding bitches and the puppies they produced, is still will us today. As if this was/is not enough, the Welsh Assembly, is offering more support through Farming Connect! In the shape of a diversification grant (Farm Enterprise Grant) FEG! Any Welsh Farmer with a holding number, who can meet the criteria in hours per annum (550) working on a agricultural based activity.
with the help of the Welsh Assembly we are about to turn
this century into the horrors of the previous one, for dogs and puppies
alike. The Welsh Assembly would seem to see it as fit, to allow
grants to farmers - so they can KEEP AND BREED EVEN MORE PUPPIES!! To
make a mistake once is bad enough - to go back and repeat it - is sheer
and utter lunacy.
we cannot stress enough, is that most of these puppies will end up being
sold to the
What will happen to it?
Why are puppies with HD being born, and then sold?
HD is hereditary so somewhere in the line (i.e. the puppies family) there is HD.
be tested for (hip scored) and any dog with over the 'score' results for
that particular breed
chances for this little puppy are not good. That he is showing signs
of HD at 6 weeks of age does not
old - and already the writing is on the wall.
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