Puppy farms ac­tion urged

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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.”

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