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# puppy farms

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Opinion: Dog fertility clinics and artificial insemination are the wild west of animal welfare
The senator says some unscrupulous operators are cashing in on demand for certain breeds and that further regulation is urgently needed.
All time
Public warned not to buy puppies this Christmas as some farms 'churning out' hundreds of dogs
The DSPCA has urged people to adopt and not to shop, where possible.
Opinion: Urgent review of laws and microchip system needed to curb rising dog thefts
Law where pets are a ‘low value possession’ alongside plant pots and mobile phones should be reviewed, writes vet Dr Sharon Alston.
Gardaí seize 32 dogs worth more than €150,000 in Dublin
The seizure was made in the Baldoyle area of north Dublin today.
Puppies found covered in urine and faeces with no access to food or water
The ISPCA has received over 53,000 calls in the past three years.
Thirteen puppies destined for UK market seized at Dublin Port
The puppies, seized yesterday, will not be rehomed before Christmas, the DSPCA has said.
Thinking of buying a puppy for Christmas? Here's why you shouldn't
The ISPCA has warned people to wait until January to avoid funding puppy farms where dogs can be kept in “appalling conditions”.
'Quiet, hungry' puppies shipped from Dublin Port will soon need new homes
The puppies were seized in Holyhead and returned to Dublin, where they are now being cared for in temporary foster homes.
Man fined €4,000 for illegally smuggling 88 puppies through Dublin Port
It is the first conviction of its kind under new legislation.
Wooden crates for housing dogs "no longer in use" at dog breeding farm in Cavan
Cavan County Council inspected a dog breeding farm following a recent BBC Spotlight programme.
Calls for tighter regulation on Ireland's 'Puppy Farms'
This follows the broadcast of the BBC documentary ‘The Dog Factory’ last night.
Do you suspect there are puppy farms in your area?
The DSPCA wants to hear from you.
Daily Fix: Friday
A round up of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.
Bill paves way for government to enact puppy farm law
Puppy farms will be targeted in new legislation due to be enacted very soon – but there has been a delay while the government waited for the Welfare of Greyhounds Bill to be passed through the Seanad.