Pup Aid Petition

The Pup Aid Petition Heads to Downing Street!

Petition to end puppy farm cruelty handed to Prime Minister asking Government to act!

Pup Aid, the campaign to end the UK’s cruel puppy farming industry has presented No. 10 with an e- petition which collected over 110,000 signatures asking for a ban on puppies and kittens sold without their mothers present.

Brainchild of TV vet Marc Abraham the PupAid petition and its subsequent debate, which took place on Sept 4th in the Main Chamber of the House of Commons, hopes to be the first step in eradicating points of sale of irresponsibly bred pets.

Puppy farming is the mass commercial production of puppies in horrific conditions, sold via pet shops, garden centres, internet, and free newspaper ads. These puppies, commonly riddled with incurable diseases, often become seriously ill shortly after arriving in their new homes; their mothers still stuck hundreds of miles away often in squalid conditions.

The PupAid campaign and petition has been supported by numerous high profile celebrities including comedian Ricky Gervais, musician Brian May and actor Peter Egan. Vet Marc Abraham says “My PupAid team and I are extremely thankful to everyone who’s supported our campaign, and incredibly proud of what’s been achieved so far. We really hope today’s debate gains a positive outcome. Puppy farming is a massive problem on so many levels but this first step will hopefully help tackle it strategically, working to starve the supply of dogs by these horrific breeders. “When choosing a dog prospective dog owners should always consider adopting from a reputable rescue shelter, or if looking to buy a pup, contact the Kennel Club for their list of responsible Assured Breeders where puppy and mother will always be seen interacting together; by adhering only to these two options it’s extremely difficult to end up with a sick farmed pup – and better still – this cruel industry is starved of business.”

Be suspicious of a puppy farmed pup if:

Mum isn't there
(she's most likely miles away on cruel puppy farm)

You're told mum's
at the vet,
been run over, sick,
basically anywhere else

Price is either
very cheap
or very expensive

Pup is being
sold in a pet shop
or garden centre

Only buy a puppy if:

You can see puppy
interacting with mum

It’s a
breeder recommended
by the Kennel Club
(preferably Assured Breeder)

It’s a rescue centre that’s a
registered charity