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    Amidst all the anxiety, something happy from the UK today, puppy and kitten farms banned. Lots more to be done but this is such good news –

     Puppy & Kitten Mills banned.

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    Just as long as they police it.

    They don’t appear to be able to solve any crimes at the moment through lack of manpower.

    it would be nice if they did catch these vile specimens to give them a sentence they wouldn’t forget instead of community service or banning them from keeping animals.

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    It’s a wonderful step in the right direction and not before time either!

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    Fantastic news! The people who run those awful places should be locked in a dark shed themselves for the rest of their lives.

    My sister’s friend recently adopted a Yorkshire terrier that was rescued from one. Poor thing was so timid and terrified of men. Only just coming out of her shell now…

    Wish France would hurry up and catch up as far as animal rights are concerned, there was a circus down the road a few weeks back with lions FGS  :negative:

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    Wish France would hurry up and catch up as far as animal rights are concerned, there was a circus down the road a few weeks back with lions FGS :negative:

    Well seeing as Jazzy mentioned it first I think that animal welfare in Brittany ( can’t quote for the whole of France ) is just coming into the realms of decency.

    Numerous instances near to us over the years of animal cruelty. :-(

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    A good decision, though not yet in force, let’s hope the Bill passes into law. How does it affect private individuals, though, if their bitch has a litter of puppies? Are they no longer allowed to sell them or give them away to people who want them?

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    Many of the operators of these factories of misery will not care about the ban. Some sell pups for a few thousand quid, a couple of hudered quid fine or less is hardly going to stop them. The other issue is that in the case of so called pedigree’s the Kennel Club offers so little support to victims that they are implicit in  my view.

    Nothing much will change until someone is locked up and has all their assets removed through the proceeds of crime act, which I can’t see happening anytime soon. I expect that the RSPCA will launch a prosecution or two but not against the MR and MRS Bigs of the industry.

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    There will undoubtedly be lots of loopholes, such as those that VK has mentioned for example and as CASWAS says they’re unscrupulous enough to carry on and face the fine, they need to be locked up in a filthy cage but, of course, I know that couldn’t happen.  Of course, if the public were to stop buying from these unscrupulous, cruel, money grabbing unmentionable names there wouldn’t be a problem and I’m sure that those who are buying for a family pet wouldn’t do so if they knew that was where the puppies came from, those buying for the horrific so-called ‘sport’ of dog fighting wouldn’t give a tinker’s cuss. That still goes on although illegal so I think it’s going to be a hard slog for the puppy farm ban but it is certainly a start and if nothing else it may have made some people more aware and hopefully more careful when they buy.

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    We were on a campsite near Clitheroe when a lovely and very expensive motorhome pulled up. It had a very shed area on the back which went right through the back.

    Within, were 8 cages of a Bulldog breed. One Dog and the rest were bitches in vatious stages of just had pups or just about to.

    The owners were very open about the fact that the pups sell for al least 3.5k each and that they had sold 12 in the previous few weeks. The woman went on to brag that as it is not a business, it doesn’t affect their benefits! She explained that having so many dogs, the motorhome is the only way they can get away. The van was over £70K’s worth and they were still claiming social.

    I checked and the usual litter is 4 to 6 pups. The dogs to be fair seemed happy enough and in good health and were excersied. In my view though they were running a puppy factory with money the main focus.

     

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    And bucking the system to boot by the sound of it CASWAS  :negative:

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