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Crying out for an end to this trade in cruelty...our dogs deserve it!

Tigger, Jo Jo and Rocky, the lovely ‘rescued’ puppies featured in these videos, are the lucky ones. Hundreds and thousands more are still being bred in the most appalling conditions in puppy factories hidden from public eye across Hong Kong. While current proposals finally mean that all dog breeders will have to be licensed, we believe that only by demanding the buyer’s right to visit the breeder can we boycott the bad breeder. Only then can we end this trade in cruelty!

GOOD BREEDER

  • Puts dogs’ welfare first
  • Breeds only a few dogs
  • Only mature dogs mated
  • Rested after every pregnancy
  • Retired to a good home
  • Spacious communal living area
  • Fit and healthy pups
  • Regular vet inspections
  • Interviews every customer

BAD BREEDER

  • Puts profits first
  • Puppy factory mass production
  • Mates when still only a puppy
  • Bred to exhaustion, constantly
  • Often worked to death
  • Stacked in tiny cages 24/7
  • Weak, deformed, often in-bred
  • Hides from all authorities
  • Sells to anyone, even via internet

 

For far too many years, indeed for decades, the plight of tens of thousands of dogs born and bred in the most appalling conditions to feed Hong Kong’s ever-growing demand for pets, has been ignored. While the current proposed legislation goes a long way to license and regulate the dog trade, it still falls short in its goal of protecting the wellbeing of animals in 4 vital respects.

NO Rights to Visit the Breeder

It should be a fundamental buyer’s right to see where and how a puppy has been raised. Only then can you be assured of the good breeding conditions, the health and welfare of the mother and puppies. A good breeder will welcome this buyer’s inspection and indeed will want to know if YOU are a suitable owner for the pup’s ‘life-time’!



NO Cap on Numbers of Dogs

Each and every mum and pup requires individual care and attention, in a comfortable and spacious environment that, on the one hand fosters vital socialization skills in the puppy, and on the other constitutes, let’s not forget, the lifelong home of the breeding mother. No cap on numbers encourages the continued existence of puppy factories for profit! 



NO Rest for Mother between litters

Pregnancy for a dog lasts for 2 months during which she can be carrying a litter of a many as 12 puppies. She then succours her puppies for a further 2 months until they are weaned and taken away from her. This is a tough 4 months to endure and like any mother anywhere, she will need rest and recuperation. Without this essential requirement protected in law, the bad breeder will mate her every 4 months – until she dies of exhaustion!



NO Freedom of Movement 

Domesticated and bred for thousands of years to be ‘Man’s Best Friend’, the dog is a loyal and sociable animal that craves interaction and exercise. They all deserve to be cherished, loved and cared for – and walked regularly. In the name of profit, to deprive them of exercise, to lock them in a cage for life, bereft of company for up to 23 hours a day or more, is to trade in cruelty!



 

Know your puppy’s background - insist on visiting the breeder!


Report Bad Breeders: SPCA Hotline 2711 1000  AFCD 1823

Crying out for an end to this trade in cruelty...our dogs deserve it!

Tigger, Jo Jo and Rocky, the lovely ‘rescued’ puppies featured in these videos, are the lucky ones. Hundreds and thousands more are still being bred in the most appalling conditions in puppy factories hidden from public eye across Hong Kong. While current proposals finally mean that all dog breeders will have to be licensed, we believe that only by demanding the buyer’s right to visit the breeder can we boycott the bad breeder. Only then can we end this trade in cruelty!

GOOD BREEDER

  • Puts dogs’ welfare first
  • Breeds only a few dogs
  • Only mature dogs mated
  • Rested after every pregnancy
  • Retired to a good home
  • Spacious communal living area
  • Fit and healthy pups
  • Regular vet inspections
  • Interviews every customer

BAD BREEDER

  • Puts profits first
  • Puppy factory mass production
  • Mates when still only a puppy
  • Bred to exhaustion, constantly
  • Often worked to death
  • Stacked in tiny cages 24/7
  • Weak, deformed, often in-bred
  • Hides from all authorities
  • Sells to anyone, even via internet

 

For far too many years, indeed for decades, the plight of tens of thousands of dogs born and bred in the most appalling conditions to feed Hong Kong’s ever-growing demand for pets, has been ignored. While the current proposed legislation goes a long way to license and regulate the dog trade, it still falls short in its goal of protecting the wellbeing of animals in 4 vital respects.

NO Rights to Visit the Breeder

It should be a fundamental buyer’s right to see where and how a puppy has been raised. Only then can you be assured of the good breeding conditions, the health and welfare of the mother and puppies. A good breeder will welcome this buyer’s inspection and indeed will want to know if YOU are a suitable owner for the pup’s ‘life-time’!

NO Cap on Numbers of Dogs

Each and every mum and pup requires individual care and attention, in a comfortable and spacious environment that, on the one hand fosters vital socialization skills in the puppy, and on the other constitutes, let’s not forget, the lifelong home of the breeding mother. No cap on numbers encourages the continued existence of puppy factories for profit! 

NO Rest for Mother between litters

Pregnancy for a dog lasts for 2 months during which she can be carrying a litter of a many as 12 puppies. She then succours her puppies for a further 2 months until they are weaned and taken away from her. This is a tough 4 months to endure and like any mother anywhere, she will need rest and recuperation. Without this essential requirement protected in law, the bad breeder will mate her every 4 months – until she dies of exhaustion!

NO Freedom of Movement 

Domesticated and bred for thousands of years to be ‘Man’s Best Friend’, the dog is a loyal and sociable animal that craves interaction and exercise. They all deserve to be cherished, loved and cared for – and walked regularly. In the name of profit, to deprive them of exercise, to lock them in a cage for life, bereft of company for up to 23 hours a day or more, is to trade in cruelty!

 

Know your puppy’s background - insist on visiting the breeder!


Report Bad Breeders: SPCA Hotline 2711 1000  AFCD 1823

"petition"

We the undersigned, support the Hong Kong Government’s new initiative to regulate the pet trade, but the proposed legislation does not go far enough to END THIS TRADE IN CRUELTY. We DEMAND TOUGH LAWS including THE BUYER’S RIGHT TO VISIT THE BREEDER. Only then can we Boycott the Bad Breeders. Our dogs deserve it.
The petition will be presented to the Secretary for Food and Health Bureau and the Legco.

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