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ISPCA calls for immediate regulation of dog breeding in Ireland

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has called on the Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan to sign the commencement order for the Dog Breeding Establishment Act as soon as possible.

The work of the ISPCA in tackling the suffering of dogs in Ireland’s unsavoury puppy farms was highlighted in the documentary “Animal A&E investigates puppy farms” which aired on TV3 last night.

The introduction of legislation to regulate dog breeding is the vital first step required to improve living conditions for the thousands of animals confined in battery style dog farms all around the country.

ISPCA Chief Inspector Conor Dowling commented “We need this legislation to begin to stamp out cruel puppy farming in this country. The introduction of the act is just the beginning but, without it, we will see no progress”.

Please support the ISPCA by writing to Minister Phil Hogan and ask him to please sign the commencement order for the Dog Breeding Establishment Act.  Email: or write to him at Department of the Environment, Customs House, Dublin 1

To see the progress of some of the dogs rescued from the Tipperary puppy farm, please visit our Happy Tails

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