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I am a home educating mum of 2 living in the Northwest of England. I long to travel with my family (including the fluffs) to see the world and have amazing adventures, because life is too short to worry about paying off a mortgage!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Puppy Awareness Week

Although I know this post is a little late we're still in Puppy Awareness Week - running from the 12th to the 18th September.

What a great way to raise awareness of the plight of millions of puppies being raised in horrific conditions in puppy farms and to educate potential owners in what to look for when choosing a new puppy to make sure they avoid further funding of these awful places!
I've been lucky enough to have never been inside one of these farms but I've seen pictures and heard the stories and it makes me so angry that my fellow pooches are starting their lives in this way.
It makes me thankful that there are great things going on such as Pup Aid in Brighton this weekend and the Kennel Club's Puppy Farming Campaign to really show what happens in these places and to encourage the government to ban them completely.
It's a sad state of affairs in this day and age when cruel places such as puppy farms can still exist and lying here on my soft, fluffy mat I count myself lucky that I have such luxurious surroundings.

So how can you help? There's an e-petition to the government at the moment calling for a way to stop puppy farms which is incredibly important and every name counts (although unfortunately as a dog I'm not allowed to add mine!) so please get signing this now!
The other thing is, if you or someone you know is thinking of getting a puppy make sure you know how to avoid buying one from a puppy farm with the Kennel Club's guidelines.

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