Puppy farms action urged
Rutherglen MP Margaret Ferrier is calling for more to be down to tackle the scourge of puppy farms.
She has raised concerns about how these mills mass produce puppies for profit, with little thought for the health or welfare of the puppy or their parents.
The practice, which is mainly legal, was exposed by BBC’s Panorama.
The programme showed shocking images of maltreated breeding dogs, confined conditions, and abandoned dead puppies.
As well as action to curb the third party sales of puppies, Ms Ferrier is also trying to raise awareness so constituents can buy puppies responsibly, and not unwittingly contribute to this cruel trade.
She said: “On puppy farms, breeding dogs and pups are usually kept in horrific dark conditions, totally unsocialised and riddled with infectious diseases. These sick pups are then sold en-masse and often die soon after reaching their new home. This issue is clearly important to the public.”