Opinion Ian O'Doherty

Saturday 18 November 2017

Society needs to curb its enthusiasm for designer dogs

'We are also a brand leader in another international league table, one that should fill us with shame, rather than pride - the illegal puppy trade'
'We are also a brand leader in another international league table, one that should fill us with shame, rather than pride - the illegal puppy trade'
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

The results of the recent marriage referendum may indeed have placed this country at the forefront of global gay rights.

But we are also a brand leader in another international league table, one that should fill us with shame, rather than pride - the illegal puppy trade.

The news that authorities intercepted another consignment of contraband puppies being smuggled out of this country last Friday will come as further depressing proof that we are simply not doing enough to curb an illicit and immoral trade which, by its very nature, requires a sickening level of cruelty and neglect.

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