Campaign aims to end puppy farming
ANIMAL charities, trading standards and the Scottish Government have joined forces to launch a new campaign aimed at bringing an end to the “evil” puppy farming business.
Sales of pups from illegal factories are estimated to have netted £13 million in Scotland last year alone.
While the Scottish SPCA said organisations working to tackle the “damaging” and “evil” industry had some success individually, it stressed they now needed to work together and adopt a unified approach.
The new saynoto puppydealers.co.uk website has the backing of the Scottish Government, Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, the RSPCA, Battersea, Trading Standards Scotland, the Blue Cross, OneKind, the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and the University of Edinburgh.
The Scottish SPCA teamed up with staff at the university to research the impact puppy farming can have on dog behaviour.