Puppy farming is the mass commercial production of puppies purely for profit and without a thought for the welfare or happiness of the pup, breeding bitch or stud dogs.
On a puppy farm breeding dogs and pups are usually kept in horrific dark conditions, totally unsocialized and riddled with both infectious and inbred often incurable diseases. These poorly pups are then sold en masse to pet shops, online or from free newspaper ads and usually die soon after reaching their new home.
Last year Pup Aid launched an e-petition to help ban the sale of young puppies and kittens unless their mothers are present.
Over 100,000 people signed our e-petition and we are now guaranteed a debate in Parliament. The debate is likely to take place in March and we will update supporters as soon as we know the date.
In the meantime, we need as many MPs as possible do their bit - to show the Government that there is strong, cross-party support for tackling puppy farming. MPs are already getting involved.
Please set aside a couple of minutes to write to your local MP and tell them why they have to act. They need to know this is a matter that is important to their constituents. Specifically, we need them to:
You can find out who your MP is and their contact details at findyourmp.parliament.uk