At least 90 days in jail, plus the fine. These people make me sick in my gut. I saw a news documentary about dog farms here in the US. It really disturbed me. Lots of "prey" dogs like collies, labs nad different mutts used for fighting practice for rottweilers or pit bulls. I'm angry about it again!...give em 8 months!|
Reply #1. Aug 01 12, 11:57 PM
You are all far too lenient. If I had any say they would be banned for life from ever owning an animal or any sort plus 5 years gaol time, but it will never happen because vested interests will see to it that it doesn't. The whole system is corrupt right from the top.|
Reply #2. Aug 02 12, 12:51 AM
It's terrible how dogs are treated there! They should all be shut down.|
Reply #3. Aug 02 12, 12:53 AM
I totally agree with you, Mommakat. Forget the 3-month ban, these people need a life-time ban. They're not bothered about how the dogs are treated. All they care about is how much money they can make from selling the pups. Thank god the RSPCA weren't forced to return the dogs to their original owners.|
On a happier note, many of the rescued dogs, including the eye-less Poodle, found new homes where they'll finally get the love & care they deserve.
Reply #4. Aug 05 12, 12:37 AM
I support Mommakat's comments completely. Unless a person is a licensed breeder, no one should be allowed to own unsterilised animals.|
Reply #5. Aug 05 12, 1:35 AM
I have a friend with a licensed puppy farm. It is very clean, actually beautiful setting and they are always out cleaning and spending time with the animals. The only problem is, in my opinion,, they were very much responsible fOR the over abundance of Chihuahuas here in the San Joaquin valley of California. We are having to ship large quantities of Chihuahuas to Canada and the Eastern US. They are now breeding Yorkies and I have a feeling they will be responsible for over breeding Yorkies.|
Reply #6. Aug 05 12, 8:22 AM
Perhaps it might not be so bad if the puppy farm is licensed & the dogs are being properly cared for, but I'd say most of these places probably aren't licensed. |
Honeybee4, if someone's thinking of buying a dog from your friend's puppy farm, would they be able to see the dog before they buy it?
Reply #7. Aug 06 12, 1:42 AM
Yes, Elusive Dream, their sales are in state and on property. Once in a while they will deliver them personally. No shipping. |
Reply #8. Aug 06 12, 6:11 AM
I think your friends are probably supplying to meet demand Honeybee, rather than creating a demand themselves. Small dogs are very 'in' right now, and I think it's far better to get them from a responsible breeder than go via an unlicensed puppy farm.|
I think the issue of puppy farms needs to be more widely publicised, at least in the UK. A lot of people don't realise what they involve. I think generally people need a lot more educating regarding the whole matter of buying a job. If the going price for a particular breed is, say £500.00 from a reputable breeder, then surely people should question why they're able to buy one for half that price?
Reply #9. Aug 06 12, 11:17 AM
I don't watch shows like that. They make me very angry and very sad. Anyone who harms an animal should have the same done to them. |
Reply #10. Aug 06 12, 12:31 PM
I've just found out that puppy farms are actually legal in Australia & there's no requirements for socialisation, grooming or bathing, exercise, human contact or even love. The dogs spend their entire lives in cages.|
Reply #11. Aug 06 12, 5:37 PM
I abhor puppy farms as everyone else does. I can only imagine what these poor mother dogs and puppies go through. The only thing is that if the government try to shut them down, they will only go under ground. As much as I love the individual breeds, The Dog's Trust and societies like them, have hundreds of unwanted dogs and puppies. Maybe if people were to stop trying to buy a specific breed on the cheap and adopt a dog from them, these despicable places would go out of business. Again it's man's greed that is to blame for this horrendous cruelty. I don't think it will ever change. |
Reply #12. Aug 07 12, 8:40 AM
A reputable breeder isn't a person that has a nice, clean facility that spends lots of time with their puppies. Reputable breeders do no overbreed animals thereby acquiring a need to "ship" puppies anywhere. Reputable breeders do not happen to have two purebred "registered" animals and breed them just because they are both x-type of dog. And reputable breeders do NOT mix two breeds into an alleged "designer" dog passing it off for anything costing ANY amount of money. You're not buying a "SchnauzyPoo," you are buying a MUTT (not that owning a mutt is a bad thing, the animal shelters are full of them and they make wonderful pets).|
What a reputable breeder IS...is a person that knows their breed and their breed standards inside and out. Knows the pedigrees they are working with inside and out. Has both the sire and the dam and has had both tested for any number of congenital defects and diseases (this would include, OFA and CERF). Only breeds bitches that are at least three years old that have been thoroughly vetted. Sells what small number of puppies they do produce on limited registrations (this means, if the owners breed the dog purchased, they cannot register the puppies). And a reputable breeder will stand by their bloodlines...test as they may, genes never disappear, they just hide...if a dog pops a health issue, a reputable breeder will take the dog back.
Lastly, buying puppies from a pet shop only contributes to the problem. Do your homework and find a reputable breeder.
Reply #13. Dec 14 12, 10:30 PM
Jail time for these cretins, for sure. |
Reply #14. Dec 15 12, 4:28 AM
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