Every year in the UK, countless defenceless dogs are forced to repeatedly produce litters of puppies by unlicensed breeders and sold for easy money. They are mothers again and again before being callously abandoned, having served their purpose to make a profit.
Their litters are sold to owners who are often unaware of their origin before it’s too late, or dumped when they fail to sell. Such overbreeding can cause countless health defects and temperament problems.
These poor 'mothers' are eventually unwanted and abandoned - they frequently arrive at the doors of shelters like Battersea Dogs Home bearing the physical and mental scars of their troubled pasts.
This must stop.
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With your help, we can put an end to backstreet breeding
Support Battersea’s campaign by emailing your parliamentary candidates to get this issue on the political agenda by campaigning for:
- A ban on the sale of puppies under eight weeks’ old
- The introduction of a required breeding licence for any household producing two or more litters per year.