Now, we don’t want to send you on a doggy downer, but this post on Puppy Awareness Week REALLY is important, so please help us by sharing.
This coming Saturday sees London play host to ‘Pup Aid 2013’, the dog show aimed at raising awareness of the UK’s cruel puppy farming trade. Pup Aid is the UK’s biggest anti-puppy farming event which is organised by celebrity vet Marc Abrahams. This annual event coincides with the launch of the Kennel Club’s Puppy Awareness Week (PAW), 7th – 14th September 2013.
For those of you unfamiliar with the term, puppy farming basically means the mass commercial production of puppies, purely for profit. If that’s conjuring up images similar to those conditions we all know battery hens are reared in, then you’re probably not far off. Often these pups are bred in appalling conditions, at a huge detriment to their future health; quite frankly it’s something we’d rather not think about it.
We don’t want to scare you, but chances are, if you purchased your cute little pooch online, there’s a possibility he or she may have come from a puppy farm.
The UK Kennel Club recently conducted a report which showed that 17 per cent of people (out of the 2026 asked), who bought their pet from the internet said it died within six months of being purchased. What’s more astonishing, is that more and more people are purchasing their dogs through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Here’s a video highlighting the horrors of puppy farming…… it’s a tearjerker. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Fancy making a difference? Sign this e-petition to help ban the sale of puppies without their mothers being present.
Pup Aid takes place at Primrose Hill, London on 7th September 2013.