Tuesday 17 January 2017

Welcome to Ireland - The land of a thousand cruelties

Published 18/11/2016 | 02:30

A new Dogs Trust campaign is highlighting the plight of mums living in poor conditions on puppy farms, like this rescued springer spaniel. Photo: ©Fran Veale
A new Dogs Trust campaign is highlighting the plight of mums living in poor conditions on puppy farms, like this rescued springer spaniel. Photo: ©Fran Veale

The seizure of almost 100 puppies in the UK that had been illegally shipped from Ireland again focuses attention on the sickening trade in 'designer dogs'.

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Not that it surprises me in the least that Ireland has earned the reputation among animal welfare groups of being the puppy farming capital of Europe.

We have a serious credibility problem as a nation when it comes to humane treatment of animals.

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