Cam­paign aims to end puppy farm­ing

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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.

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