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Puppy farming - email your council

Puppy farming - email your council

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Naturewatch Foundation is taking action to end cruel puppy farming in the UK.

Hundreds of thousands of puppies are born on puppy farms in the UK or smuggled into the country for onward sale. A puppy farmer’s motive is profit rather than dog welfare.

  • Many farmed puppies need emergency treatment within 24 hours of purchase by unsuspecting buyers. If they survive their first year, these puppies can suffer terrible behavioural problems.
  • Sellers lie about their breed, their upbringing and their health, often online.
  • Puppy farmers even pay people to sell the puppies to make them look they were bred ...

Naturewatch Foundation is taking action to end cruel puppy farming in the UK.

Hundreds of thousands of puppies are born on puppy farms in the UK or smuggled into the country for onward sale. A puppy farmer’s motive is profit rather than dog welfare.

  • Many farmed puppies need emergency treatment within 24 hours of purchase by unsuspecting buyers. If they survive their first year, these puppies can suffer terrible behavioural problems.
  • Sellers lie about their breed, their upbringing and their health, often online.
  • Puppy farmers even pay people to sell the puppies to make them look they were bred in a family home, rather than a filthy breeding shed or smuggled in from abroad, hidden in a cramped lorry.
  • Unsold puppies and exhausted breeding dogs, face heartless brutality.

The law states that if a person breeds three or more litters of puppies in any 12-month period (unless they don’t sell any of the puppies) and advertises a business of selling dogs, they must have a licence from their local council and they must display their licence number in any adverts for puppies.

Naturewatch Foundation would like the councils to publish their list of licensed breeders on their websites, in order that information is easily accessible to prospective dog owners. The regulated, licensed breeder would then be distinguishable from large scale puppy peddlers operating illegally and often advertising under multiple identities online.

Please take action against puppy farmers and ask your local council to publish their list of locally licensed and inspected dog breeding facilities!

On behalf of all dogs, thank you for your support!

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Email your council

Your local council is responsible for enforcing dog breeding regulations where you live. Puppy farmers ignore the law and exploit dogs and dog-loving people for profit.

Local councils keep a list of licensed dog breeders. We're asking them to publish the list on their website so that local people know which dog-breeders have been inspected to ensure welfare standards for the dogs and puppies.

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