How to buy a happy healthy dog or puppy
Puppy farming continues to be a controversial topic in Ireland. For those who are unclear about what this entails, puppy farming means treating dogs like cattle or sheep: using them as breeding machines to produce puppies to sell for profit. This was originally encouraged by the Irish government as an ethical way for farmers to diversify into a new type of "livestock farming". The problem is that dogs are not like other farm animals: they have different needs which aren't easily met when they are kept in large groups of animals.