A LIVING HELL
is estimated that there are around 140
pet dogs in the world. Some 55
of them are in the United States, whilst we Britons keep almost 7.5
With those figures you can see why the Puppy Farming industry, whatever country it is in, is big business.
Sadly, it means that
thousands of dogs, cats as well, have a life of sheer and utter misery.
trade which is purely greed motivated. Nothing is given over to the
welfare of the animals.
Puppy farmers want to minimise their expenses and maximise their profit. Female dogs are continuously bred from. When they can no longer produce they are either sold or more than likely taken out and killed. If they are lucky they might be shot. Many are hit over the head with a shovel. The Puppy Farmer does not care about congenital defects i.e. bad hips, deafness, skin problems etc etc. They receive no veterinary treatment, and no care and attention whatsoever.
The dogs are housed in anything the Puppy Farmer can utilise : old buildings, rusty cars, caravans, packing crates, barrels, most are falling apart and filthy, freezing cold in the winter and scorching in the Summer.
The dogs are packed in tightly. Space is at a premium. Some dogs are so tightly packed in they can not even turn around. They live in the filth from the day to day build up of dog excrement and urine. The stench is un-bearable! In the Summer the flies invade the place even laying their eggs in the poor dogs who have untreated wounds and sores.
Smaller breeds get housed in cages stacked four or five high. The occupants of the lower cages get covered in the mess and urine from the dogs above. They live in this condition every single day. This is their only existence. They are never walked, loved or given any veterinary treatment and they are fed just enough to keep them alive. Many are kept in dark isolation seeing no one but the Puppy Farmer as he or she throws them their meagre rations. Kept like this, alone, seeing no one from day to day, with no socialisation, the dogs become psychotic, withdrawn, with behavioural problems, prisoners of their own little world. A living hell!
Into all of this the puppies are born. They are weaned off their mothers far too early. Some as early as four weeks. The shelf life of a cute cuddly puppy is short. They are loaded into vans and lorries for the journey to the High Street. Puppies from many different Farms will all be collected together. Too small to travel and incorrectly weaned they are open to every infection going : kennel cough, acute worm infestation, parvo, and many already carry their mothers congenital defects and behavioural problems. Thousand die before they even arrive at the pet shops.
This then in brief is the
life of a Puppy Farm dog/puppy. In Law they have very little, if
any, protection in the way they are used and abused .
One way to stop this cruel and evil trade is to launch a consumer awareness campaign.
1. Never buy from a pet shop. Think very carefully before you decide to purchase a puppy/kitten. Never buy from anywhere that sells multiple breeds and is always advertising, with puppies available all year round. The puppy/kitten should be seen with its mum,
2. If you are aware of a Puppy Farm or Pet Shop selling from Puppy Farms then let us know. Also make it known to other people in that area not to buy from that outlet.
3. Let your local MP know you want something done about it. Contact your environmental health and ask how many dogs the premises are licensed for i.e. breeding bitches or the numbers the shop is allowed to sell.
4. Contact your local radio, newspaper anyone who will give your cause an airing.
5. Whatever you do - don't walk away.
Every year thousands of puppies are bred and sold.
They live in unspeakable conditions, as do the breeding bitches and the stud dogs.
If you, the consumer, stop buying then the Puppy Farmer will no longer be!
No Puppies sold no money made - End of story.
HELP US TO HELP THEM.
TO DO NOTHING IS TO CONDONE THIS TRADE
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