Another animal-related post I’m afraid! Long-term readers will remember that I had the amazing opportunity to judge at PupAid last year and it was just so much fun as well as an amazing, awareness-spreading cause. The main focus of PupAid is to raise awareness of the disgraceful practice of puppy farming so that people are more informed when selecting where to get their new puppies from. Therefore they launched the “Where’s Mum?” campaign which suggests you always see the puppy’s mother before purchasing your puppy. The result being that you can be sure that your puppy is coming from a loving, well-raised litter and not some poor ‘breeding machine’ of a mother.
Puppy farming is just horrific and has a long-term impact on all animals involved. I won’t go into detail here, but Jane from BBB has had first-hand experience of a puppy farmed dog, so if you want to read more about her experience then head here.
The point of this post is because Marc Abraham – the vet behind PupAid and the man who tirelessly campaigns for the awareness of puppy farms – has launched an e-petition which he hopes to gain 100K signatures for. It only launched yesterday at 9am and it’s already about to close in on 10K signatures, so hopefully this will be achievable. This post is to reach out to readers and request that you sign the petition too, which is asking the government to “ban the sale of young puppies & kittens without their mothers being present”.
My Pug Ava was home-raised with her mother constantly around. I visited every couple of days for several weeks until I could take her home and her mum was always there (blimin’ huge dog too! Liked to sit on my legs and I felt like I was being slowly crushed…) which was incredibly reassuring and showed me that Ava had been loving raised rather than raised for cash. It’s such an important cause so please head to the e-petition: