Just noticed this on the Internet and thought it might be of Interest

Wales Receives Praise from Vets Over Puppy Farming.

The Article mentions that Veterinary Associations have strongly welcomed moves to Tighten up the Rules on Dog Breeding in Wales with the Publication of the Proposed Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs ) (WALES)Regulations 2011.

The BVA and BSAVA welcomed the Proposals which include.

Tightening the Thresholds where a Dog Licence is Required ,a Staff to Dog Ratio of One Person to care for a Maximumof 20 Adult Animals

Compulsory Micrchipping od Dogs on Licensed Breeding Premises.

The Need for Behaviour and Socialisation of Animals to be taken into Account of the Licensing requirements to meet the oblications of the Animal Welfare Act 2006

The BVA President also said ,Puppy Farming is not only a Problem in Wales,but the Welsh Assembly Government should be Congratulated for driving forward Legislative Changes to Tackle the Abhorrant Practice of Puppy Farming. it is clear that the rest of the UK is now Lagging behind .

We will be encouraging England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland to follow suit and ensure Dog Health and Welfare is promoted across the Country

The President of the BSAVA also said that, Vets are often faced with the Terrible Consequences of Puppy Farms and Bad Breeders which can lead to Suffering both for the Animals and their Owners.