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Puppy Farming

Close to the village of Moate, on the border of Westmeath and Offaly, is home to one of Europe’s largest puppy farms. This is yet another of Ireland’s secret shames. John Boland Snr. and John Boland Jnr. own the farm, and breed thousands of dogs there, in horrendous conditions, every year.

IRELAND:
HOME TO ONE OF EUROPE’S LARGEST PUPPY FARMS

An excerpt from a Sunday Times article:

“The puppy farm is not visible from the main Dublin to Galway road. Signs warn trespassers to stay clear and CCTV cameras guard the premises. The Boland’s do not sell puppies to members of the public; only to dealers.

There are believed to be up to 50 puppy farms in Ireland, with some keeping up to 100 animals in cramped and cruel conditions, but the Bolands’ is by far the largest. There are said to be more than 700 dogs at times, possibly as many as 1,200. They produce “pedigree” puppies for a network of dealers who sell throughout Ireland, Britain and Europe.

The ISPCA has attempted to investigate Boland in the past. In 2003 it arranged a surprise inspection of the farm, but found all the kennels had just been cleaned, leading them to conclude he had been tipped off.

In early 2009 there was also an outbreak of canine brucellosis on this ‘farm’.

 

The ISPCA maintains dealers such as the Bolands’ are exploiting a loophole in Irish law that allows puppy farms to operate unregulated. In Britain, a female dog aged over eight cannot be used for breeding, and no female dog can produce more than two litters a year. No such regulations exist in Ireland, making it a profitable location to factory farm puppies.

The farm is an unauthorised development, says Offaly county council, but it hasn’t carried out an inspection to establish how waste produced by the dogs is being disposed of. The Bolands would not elaborate on their welfare and environmental practices.”

WE NEED TO CLOSE THIS SLAVE CAMP

AND ALL OTHER PUPPY FARMS NOW!

So, what are we doing about it?

Protests

Over the years we have protested dozens of restaurants serving foie gras - and had huge success in getting them to eliminate it from their menus. If you find any restaurant serving foie gras, please let us know so we can get in touch with them immediately.

Awarness

Seen as a "luxury" item, foie gras isn't that widespread in Ireland, and therefore some people are unaware of what it is. If you see it for sale anywhere, please make a complaint - the more objections businesses get, the less inclined they are to sell it!

Lobbying

Foie gras is illegal to produce in Ireland, on grounds of animal cruelty, so why do we import it? It's time to campaign for an import ban - please lobby your local TD!

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  • +353 (0) 86 8729 444
  • info@naracampaigns.org
  • PO Box 11019
  • Dublin 2, Ireland.

Please feel free to contact us if you want to ask us any questions, report something or get involved.

CONTACT

  • +353 (0) 86 8729 444
  • info@naracampaigns.org
  • PO Box 11019
  • Dublin 2, Ireland.

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