14 Jan '12, 6am

Ireland Bans Puppy Mills | Care2 Causes

This is very good news. The proper place for a puppy to be reared, whose life is to be spent in a loving domestic family home, is in a similar loving domestic family home, preferably with a variety of humans and other animals, large and small. This way a puppy is likely to grow into a well adjusted, happy and delightful member of that family and of society. I long for the day when all companion animals are bred and reared this way. I used to breed, show, judge and do obedience with Standard Poodles. The Breed Club has a Code of Practice to which all serious breeders sign up, we have health schemes whereby our brood bitches and stud dogs are veterinary-tested, x-rayed etc for every conceivable hereditary problem before they are ever mated together, and a rescue scheme for any of our breed who need it, whether or not bred by our members. Failing to adhere to the Code of Prac...

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