Demand for “handbag” and “designer” puppies is boosting the commerce of unlicensed breeders, the RSPCA says.
The charity mentioned is asking for produces including French bulldogs, shih-tzus, Yorkshire terriers and pugs had flown over the last decade.
In a report called “Sold a Pup? “ it estimates that 430,000 young puppies come from unlicensed UK breeders each year.
It said this resulted in welfare questions for the animals, and distress and resentment for owners.
The RSPCA is calling for measures including the the licence of all dealers, better enforcement and brand-new import principles, geared towards “driving out unregulated dealers”.
The government answers parties breeding and selling bird-dogs must have a licence, but the Kennel Club reads “problems with enforcement” have necessitated poor raise rules at puppy farms have not been stopped.
‘One step ahead’
David Bowles, the RSPCA’s assistant director of public things, said it was unclear whether demand for certain multiplies could be met by dwelling registered UK breeders and other reputable suppliers.
“What is clear is that the puppy pushers are one step ahead of the regulators and have already responded to these changing the requirements and are sourcing these reproduces from overseas or large-scale commercial-grade puppy farms, ” he said.
The largely unregulated market resulted in “welfare problems with puppies and the spawn inventory, dissatisfied, often needy, customers, and a hidden economy, ” he added.
“The growing is asking for puppies does not seem to be satisfied by the existing small-scale breeder, and appears to have resulted in unregulated large-scale commercial produce of puppies and importations of puppies from Ireland and continental Europe.”
The report replies millions of hounds come into the UK every year from countries including Ireland, Lithuania, Poland and Hungary.
Dogs are then held in husks, advertised on the internet and – once a buyer is ascertained – taken to a imitation home to make it emerge the animal was multiplied in that environ, the report says.
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