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The RSPCA estimates that 95% of puppies sold in pet shops come from puppy factories. That's not all — most websites that sell pups online are fronts for puppy factories as well.
Life in a puppy factory is one of boredom, stress and deprivation — especially for a breeding female who will be forced to produce litter after litter until her body can no longer cope. When she loses her economic value as a breeding machine, she is killed.
Puppy factories are legal. However, poorly enforced regulations mean that many facilities operate without even meeting the inadequate standards that do exist. Breaches are common — but even the 'cleanest' and 'best' run puppy factory deprives dogs of adequate excercise, socialisation and quality of life.
No sky. No walks. No kindness. No bed. This was life for the dogs at Pyramid Hill puppy factory — day in and day out.
The combined efforts of Animals Australia, RSPCA Victoria and Loddon Shire Council have freed 150 dogs from this cruel facility in which they were treated like breeding machines.
Conditions in the huge windowless sheds — filled with rows of cages — reached near freezing temperatures in winter. Many rescued dogsrequired urgent veterinary assistance; their fur matted and stinking.
Without laws to prohibit puppy factories, and with state governments failing to actively monitor and enforce basic regulations, other puppy factories just like this one continue to operate unabated throughout Australia. Their appalling conditions remain hidden from the public behind the veil of pet stores and online ads.
Our laws are failing "man's best friend". But you can help change that.
Don't allow state governments to turn a blind eyeto puppy factory cruelty any longer. Use this form to call on your MP to ensure that your state enacts laws to properly protect dogs, and that these laws are monitored and enforced.