He lay down low to the race, whining eagerly, his splendid body flashing forward, leap by leap, in the wan white moonlight.

Shamelessly lifted from DjMargra’s stuff’n’stuff comes the news that Ireland is the puppy-farming capital of Europe, mainly because of our lack of regulations.

Ireland is a haven for puppy farms because not a single piece of legislation exists to control them or protect the welfare of the dogs, besides the Dog Act intended for pet owners, not commercial operations that operate in a grey area of legitimacy. Nothing limits how long the dogs may be bred, or how many times. They can be kept in any enclosure; there’s no rule that they must have outdoor runs or in the case of indoor breeds that they be kept warm indoors. EU chickens have more rights; livestock farmers have more legal responsibilities (sub’s req’d)

Check out the letter campaign to the minister for the environment here

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2 Responses

  1. Alan says:

    Sadly this letter writing campaign is unlikely to do any good unless the letters are placed in brown envelopes and passed underneath tables.

  2. Fence says:

    True, but it can't hurt to try.