Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Puppy Farms in Ireland
The ISPCA has been fighting against them for years with little help or support from the general community. Ireland is the capital of puppy farming in Europe, with no regulations whatsoever. Of course there are reputable breeders who look after their animals and are responsible for good practice, but there are also a multitude of cruel, uncaring, unscrupulous businessmen who defy even the most basic standards of animal care. The ISPCA talks of animals living in desperate conditions. Raids are sometimes successful - based on undercover work - but it seems at other times the owners are tipped off. There is collusion to protect the business and not the law or the animals. Today the Green Party is presenting a bill against puppy farms and stag hunting. Already various politicians are standing up against it. This is a side of Ireland that I find truly despicable. Stay tuned for the final results. Hopefully the side of right and mercy will win. For more information see: www.ispca.ie.