An e-petition to help ban the cruel practice of puppy and kitten farming in the UK has been launched by Pup Aid, the campaign group founded by TV vet Marc Abraham.
An e-petition to help ban the cruel practice of puppy and kitten farming in the UK has been launched by Pup Aid, the animal welfare campaign group founded in 2010 by TV vet Marc Abraham.
The online appeal, posted to the Government’s own e-petitions website, calls on Defra to ban the sale of puppies and kittens without their mothers being present.
Pup Aid’s petition also asks for urgent action to raise awareness of puppy and kitten farming and to encourage the public to only buy a puppy or kitten from reputable and honourable breeders, or to adopt from a legitimate rescue centre.
According to a recent Dogs Trust survey, 95% of dog owners say they wouldn’t buy a dog from a puppy farm, yet as many as 900,000 people may have done so without even knowing.
Marc said: “This is exactly why Pup Aid have launched this e-petition. We need 100,000 signatures from the nation’s animal lovers to make the Government listen and hopefully end this needless and preventable suffering for good.
“The Government must ban the sale of young puppies and kittens unless their mothers are present; as an absent mother is a clear compromise of both health and welfare for these animals and often a big clue indicating puppy farming.”
Pup Aid hopes its campaign and e-petition will curb the demand and supply for farmed puppies and kittens and help tackle the horrific practice of puppy/kitten farming in the UK.
- Sign the petition at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/49528