Irish eyes are
smiling because Ireland has banned puppy mills. Puppy mills are cruel breeding
farms notorious for cramped
enclosures, filth, malnutrition, exposure, disease and dogs who suffer as a result of a lack
of socialisation and veterinary care. Puppy mills then sell puppies on to pet
All puppies must also be microchipped so that the breeder can be identified and
authorities can inspect and shut down any facility that fails to meet the standards set
by the new regulations.
Ireland has set an example for other countries to follow, including
India, where pet shops keep animals in tiny, filthy cages. The pet trade is
also responsible for contributing to the homeless animal crisis. Every time someone buys a
dog or cat from a breeder or pet store, a homeless animal roaming the streets
or waiting in an animal shelter loses a chance at a home – and a chance at a
PETA India has been asking the Ministry of Environment and Forests to pass
the Pet Shop Rules, 2010, to help make the lives of our canine friends a little
Please ask the ministry to pass this important legislation.
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