Puppies born in cruel puppy farms - businesses that breed massive numbers of puppies for profit - are being sold right now in pet shops and online trading websites across NSW.
Exposés have shown mother dogs imprisoned in puppy farms being held in a small, barren crate their entire life - never seeing sunlight, deprived of social interaction, companionship, environmental enrichment, and forced to pump out litter after litter of puppies until their bodies give out.
Independent investigations have also reported that many breeding dogs also suffer from untreated, painful health conditions such as eye infections, ear infections, mammary tumours, hip dysplasia and skin infections. Some dogs are even left without adequate food, water or shelter.
The NSW community hates animal cruelty, and would be horrified to know that their beloved companion could have come from one of these horrid places. Yet many dogs sold in pet stores and online have likely come from puppy farms.
Puppy farming is a growing issue in NSW, following Victoria and Western Australia seeking to introduce legislation significantly increasing the regulation of puppy farming and stopping the overbreeding of dogs. It has been reported that because of this legislation, puppy farms are now increasingly moving to NSW due to weaker state animal protection laws making it easier for these cruel businesses to fly under the radar.
We don’t want NSW to become Australia’s puppy farming capital. That’s why our MP Emma Hurst will be putting forward legislation to bring our laws up to speed with the rest of the country, ensuring these dogs are given the same protection here as they are across the border.
Together with our members and supporters we’re telling the NSW Government that our communities will never accept the industrialised ‘factory farming’ of puppies, especially while thousands of healthy, loving dogs are being killed in pounds each year. It’s time to protect dogs in NSW and it’s time to end puppy farming cruelty here in our state.