What is a puppy farm and what can we do to stop them?
Puppy farms are like factory farms where dogs are bred purely for profit. Puppies that live on a puppy farm are taken from their mother at a very early age and are kept in cramped and cruel conditions. They are often locked inside 24 hours a day, in complete darkness. These poor animals are then sold via pet stores, newspaper ads, private dealers and websites. This can cause the animal to suffer with impaired immune systems, painful diseases, shorter life spans and behavioral issues. Marc the Vet has started a petition to stop the cruel puppy farms. We want to help him ban the sale of young puppies without their mothers being present! Help us by signing his petition here. Ask fellow dog lovers to sign too – If we all work together we can reach the magical 100,000 signatures needed!
This is what prospective owners should do:
- Always ask to see the mother
- Make sure to see the mother interacting with her puppy
- Keep an eye out for scams e.g. fake/no mother present
- Don’t buy your puppy in a pet shop! Good breeders would never sell their puppies via a pet shop, despite what you may be told.