Friday, January 6, 2012

Ireland Rocks !!!!

Dogs and dog-lovers alike had reason for celebration on New Year's day in Ireland.
The country, once considered the Puppy Farm of Europe, banned puppy "farming" - aka puppy mills.New legislation went into effect as 2012 rolled around thanks to the efforts of campaigners who had fought to ban the inhumane conditions typically associated with commerical puppy breeding operations.The new laws aim to crack down on breeders who fail to maintain humane conditions for the dogs within their care.
Thanks to the Dog Breeding Establishments Act and the Welfare of Greyhounds Bill, breeders will have strict rules to follow which should ensure that the inhumane conditions of yesteryear can become nothing more than a distant memory.

Way to go Ireland!

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