Scotland 7 November 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-46124117 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The Scottish government has launched a campaign highlighting the pitfalls of buying illegally bred puppies.Buy a Puppy Safely will … [Read more...] about Campaign launched to tackle puppy farms
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Minister unveils puppy-buying guide to combat illegal breeders BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The Scottish Government has launched a campaign to help people avoid puppy farmers when buying a new pet. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/minister-unveils-puppybuying-guide-to-combat-illegal-breeders-37502848.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37502845.ece/1a7b2/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_246cb209-9f62-4ddb-8989-1571f4211282_1 Email The Scottish Government has launched a campaign to help people avoid puppy farmers when buying a new pet. A Kennel Club study found just under a quarter (24%) of people in Scotland buy from an approved breeder and one in four consider getting a puppy through an online advert or website. The Buy A Puppy Safely campaign warns most illegally-bred puppies are sold online through social media or small ads sites and the study found a quarter of pups bought online die before they turn five and a third sicken or die in their first year. In … [Read more...] about Minister unveils puppy-buying guide to combat illegal breeders
TOUGH new laws could ban pet shops from selling puppies and kittens - but why are they needed? Here we reveal what Lucy's law is, whether puppy and kitten sales are banned at pet shops, and what a puppy mill is... What is Lucy's Law? Lucy's law is a campaign calling for an immediate halt to the sale of young pets by third-party commercial dealers. It was named after mistreated Cavalier King Charles spaniel called Lucy who had suffered years of abuse on a puppy mill. Her hair was missing in patches and matted beyond repair in others, while her balding skin was raw from the ammonia burns she suffered from continuously living in her own urine and faeces. Celebrity vet Marc Abraham, who backs Lucy’s Law, said: “These dogs are kept like livestock in poorly ventilated, dark and cramped conditions. We have to act to protect them.” Are puppy and kitten sales at pet shops banned? Plans to ban third-party selling of puppies were unveiled by ministers in August. Anyone … [Read more...] about What is Lucy’s Law, are puppy and kitten sales at pet shops banned and what are puppy farms?
Jubilant animal welfare campaigners are tonight celebrating the astonishing victory of the Lucy’s Law campaign to end the horrors of puppy farming. The Government announced that it will ban the sale of puppies by pet shops, online dealers and other third party sellers. Environment Secretary Michael Gove heaped praise on the campaign which highlighted how these sellers rely on puppies supplied by callous commercial breeders who raise animals in horrendous conditions. "We will eliminate puppy farming,” he declared in a speech at Number 10, Downing Street. “We will make sure third party sales of kittens and puppies ends. "Far too many of the pets that people, with the best will in the world, bring into their homes we know have been brought up in squalid circumstances, in circumstances of pain and suffering and misery which should never be inflicted on any living thing.” He singled out for praise Brighton vet Marc Abraham, the founder of Lucy's Law, Pup Aid, Care … [Read more...] about Puppy farming horror to end as Government vows to ban third party sales
An Uxbridge vet who helped a puppy farming gang to sell illegally bred puppies must now serve time behind bars after his sentenced was increased at the Court of Appeal. Daniel Doherty, who runs MyVet24/7 surgeries in Hillingdon and Uxbridge was originally spared jail despite pocketing cash-in-hand payments from gang, who made millions selling sick and dying puppies to unsuspecting members of the public. The disgraced vet is one of four men who had their sentences increased after the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC MP, personally presented their cases to the Court of Appeal on Thursday (July 19) under the Unduly Lenient Sentencing scheme. Simon O’Donnell, Thomas Stokes, Edward Stokes, and Daniel Doherty were part of a puppy-farming conspiracy thought to have raised around £2 million. O’Donnell, Thomas Stokes and Edward Stokes were involved in importing farmed puppies from abroad - while Doherty provided them with misleading welfare documents, including … [Read more...] about Uxbridge ‘puppy farming’ vet has sentence increased to jail time