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DOGS4US SALFORD TARGETED ON PUPPY FARM AWARENESS DAY
 

Star date: 17th September 2016 

MANCHESTER AND SALFORD PROTESTS AGAINST PUPPY FARMS

For International Puppy Farm Awareness Day, this afternoon two protests took place targeting Dogs4Us, which has a store on Agecroft Road. The first protest was in Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester, where Aran Mathai, of BoycottDogs4Us, accused the company of "contributing to some of the worst animal welfare conditions in this country".

Later in the afternoon the protest moved to outside the Dogs4Us Salford store where campaigners chanted `Puppy killers', `Close down Dogs4Us' and `Blood on your hands'...

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Following a lively protest in June, the Salford store of Dogs4Us on Agecroft Road was again targeted today, with a large protest in Piccadilly Gardens, followed by a smaller demonstration outside the store itself.

In Piccadilly Gardens, former Coronation Street and Dinner Ladies actress, Shobna Giulati, joined campaigners who handed out leaflets to raise awareness of puppy farming and the pet shops that fuel the cruel trade.

"This is International Puppy Farm Awareness Day so we're doing an event to educate people about the dangers of buying a puppy farm dog" said Aran Mathai of BoycottDogs4Us "There's the health conditions of the puppies, the fact that the breeding dogs are kept in windowless sheds without lighting or heating; there's animal welfare concerns, over breeding concerns...there's so many concerns with puppy farming.

"Dogs4Us have been exposed so many times in the media for buying from cruel puppy farms, and for selling mixed breed dogs as pedigrees" he added "They're conning the public and contributing to some of the worst animal welfare conditions in this country."

Activist Steven McLean read a statement on behalf of Julia Carr from Canine Action UK, which called for more exposure of the reality behind the business and for a ban on selling puppies through pet shops...

"Dogs4Us, and other pet shops like them that sell puppies, are vessels for irresponsible, low welfare commercial dog breeding, commonly described as puppy farming" he read "Putting an end to the legality of selling puppies through pet shops will go a long way towards eradicating this unacceptable activity. The responsibility for a wholesale ban rests with the Government...

"The bitter irony of puppy farming is that it only exists because of love of the dog, vilely sustained by greed, deception and ignorance" he added "...It's completely unrealistic to expect the puppy buyers to separate the wheat from the chaff at the moment of purchase, nor should this burden rest with them."

One of the campaigners at the protest was Helen Wright, who used to work on Agecroft Road, near the Dogs4Us store... "I had no idea that it was as bad as it was, and then I heard about Benji dying and it was devastating so I thought I'd come and show support."

Benji was a dog bought from the store but died of a heart attack at two years of age, despite being loved and well looked after... "I wish I'd known about puppy farming sooner" his guardians told the BoycottDogs4Us campaign "People need to be made more aware..."

Following the Piccadilly Gardens rally, the protest moved to outside the store on Agecroft Road, with local people joining in chants of `Puppy killers'... `Shame, shame, shame on you', `Close down Dogs4Us' and `Blood on your hands', as many passing motorists tooted their horns in support...




Adam wrote
at 06:23:06 on 21 September 2016
I hope Salford Council will consider tightening the license conditions of this pet shop and enforcing them strictly.

Pam Parkin wrote
at 21:02:18 on 19 September 2016
These people are a disgrace to society,they are self serving vile examples of humanity.My friend has just rescued one of these puppy farm bitches....the dog is in a desparate condition,she has no name and constantly shakes from head to foot with fear.....A bullet would be too kind for these owners they are truly the dregs of society

allison moore wrote
at 21:09:50 on 18 September 2016
I cant understand why this place is allowed to trade it is we'll known in Salford that dog rus/mayfield kennels sells puppies from puppy farms but people uneducated fools continue to fund them by buying dogs from this hell hole. I blame Salford council for allowing to remain open something corrupt is being allowed to happen at the council. Dogs from here look dreadful in poor health why would anyone buy a dog from here especially when you cant see the mothers. I have groomed many dogs from this hell hole and they have been mis sold a breed as you can clearly see it's not the breed they thought they bought. Dogsrus needs to be stopped even the boarding kennels is a disgrace dogs die in their care for no reason

Mary Ferrer wrote
at 07:33:38 on 18 September 2016
Why are they still allowed to trade.They must need a traders license from Salford council. Think any further protests should be aimed at Salford Council.Both outside and at full council. If dogs4us have NO traders license,that would stop the cruel and heartless treatment of animals. It would also stop the heartache Dogs4us have caused families who have bought puppies,become attached and they become ill and die or have to be put down.

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