Boycott Dogs4Us has submitted written evidence to The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee’s Animal Welfare: Domestic Pets Inquiry.
Our submission highlights:
- Dogs4Us and their involvement with animal cruelty.
- The links between pet shops, such as Dogs4Us, and the puppy farm trade.
- The research that shows the poor health outcomes for pet shop puppies.
- The fact you cannot see puppies with their mothers in a pet shop and how this contradicts Government advice.
Our submission recommends:
- A total ban on the sale of puppies by third-party dealers such as pet shops.
- Until that happens, regulation via changes to pet shop licence conditions.
Our full submission can be found on the UK Parliament website here.
Staff from a practice used by Dogs4Us in Leeds has been convicted of animal cruelty. This is no surprise to us as Dogs4Us is known for selling puppies from cruel puppy farms and has been exposed by Sky News and Channel 5.
Shockingly Facebook has decided to block access to this information to all UK members, effectively censoring the truth about the link between puppy farm pet shop Dogs4Us and the convicted animal abusers at Armley Vets.
Here is the video from inside the vets that Dogs4Us and Facebook don’t want you to see:
Here is the censorship emails from Facebook:
Facebook posts on the Dogs4Us Manchester and the Dogs4Us Leeds page encourage parents who are not looking to purchase a puppy to bring their children to their store. They are also running the ad on local Leeds radio station, Radio Aire. The only possible commercial reason for such an enticement is to encourage impulse purchases of puppies.
‘Pester power’ leads parents to make spur of the moment decisions. Many puppies are bought for the summer holidays only to be put up for sale/re-homing once the school term starts.
Dogs continue to be put to sleep due to a lack of good homes. If you have space in your life for a dog, please visit a rescue centre. Adopt, don’t shop.
Thank you to The fight against puppy farms starts here and Puppy Love Campaigns for bringing this to our attention.
Actress Linda Blair has re-tweeted about the latest Boycott Dogs4Us protest.
Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning actress Linda Blair is best known for her role in The Exorcist and more recently for her guest appearance on the TV Series Supernatural. However Blair is also a committed animal activist.
When one of our supporters tweeted Blair about our upcoming protest against the cruel puppy farm pet shop Dogs4Us, she didn’t hesitate to re-tweet to her fans.
Dogs4Us buys their puppies from cruel puppy farms, many go on to have health issues and even die much to the heartbreak of the families that purchase them.
Sky News and Channel 5 exposed Dogs4us for their cruelty. You can see the Sky News video below:
Here is the tweet:
Nicola Robinson who was the manager of Dogs4us Leeds for 4 years has come out against her former employer. Speaking to the Boycott Dogs4us campaign via Twitter, Robinson revealed that Dogs4us does indeed source its puppies from puppy farms, despite the company’s claims to the contrary.
Robinson also spoke of her heartbreak at seeing puppies die while at the store.
Additionally a vets where 30 dogs and cats were seized and two staff arrested as part of a RSPCA investigation in March this year is stated to be a Dogs4Us vet.
Thank you Nicola Robinson for speaking up for the dogs, your words will help close Dogs4Us once and for all.
On Sunday 21st June 2015, 20 activists over the course of the day protested puppy warehouse Dogs4Us in Leeds.
The protest highlighted the fact that a Channel 5 and Sky News expose revealed that Dogs4Us sources their puppies from cruel puppy farms in Wales. Dogs at Dogs4us supplier farms are kept in horrific conditions, living in tiny pens in complete darkness with little or no bedding, space, stimulation, or access to the outside. Customers of Dogs4Us have reported buying sick and diseased puppies.
Dogs4Us claims to offer a guarantee but this does not offer any more protection than the legal minimum. It does not cover vet bills but rather only allows a refund or replacement dog – treating puppies like products.
The protest marked the launch of “Operation Boycott”, urging a complete and total boycott of the Yorkshire based puppy superstore.
Customers were told of other places to buy supplies and rescue centres from which puppies can be obtained. This led to many customers turning away from the store.
Dogs4us was empty or nearly empty throughout the day! This shows the effectiveness of the awareness raising efforts of the campaign so far.
One protester was arrested after a false allegation by a Dogs4us staff member that he had hit their car. The campaigner was later released without charge. This shows the desperate lengths that the puppy farm pet shop Dogs4us will go to silence legitimate protest.
The campaign will continue until Dogs4us either closes down or stops selling puppies for good.
Sad eyes and empty lives of puppies inside the Dogs4us puppy warehouse in Leeds shot in October 2012. Forced to live in small, sometimes dirty, pens with little environmental enrichment these so-called pedigree dogs (that are not registered with the Kennel Club or any respectable body but rather a private company with links to the owner of Dogs4us) are warehoused until they can be sold for a tidy profit.
While these conditions are hardly ideal they are of course nothing compared to the sickening conditions the mothers of these puppies are kept in at the puppy farms Dogs4us source their puppies from.
“By the time I got to this pup i was already crying , her innocence and imprisonment broke my heart , note the filth around her” – Investigator
“Please help us – these 2 didnt move , dont know how long I’ll grieve over this but I feel so hurt inside.” – Investigator
“Shakey photo because i was crying , this pup looks sick” – Investigator
“Runny infected eyes” – Investigator
“Note the lack of bedding a small amount of sawdust on the floor just like Harlan [Harlan is a breeder for animal experiments known for poor animal welfare]” – Investigator
Dogs4us needs closing down once and for all. Join the campaign!
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Boycott Dogs4Us Campaign Invites You To Join Us At Dogs4Us Leeds For Our Monthly Protest.
Boycott Dogs4Us Campaign will be protesting outside the UK’s largest pet superstore, Dogs4Us, in Leeds to highlight its link to the disgusting and unethical trade that is puppy farming.
Dogs4Us were exposed by an undercover Sky News investigation in 2009 for sourcing puppies from cruel puppy farms in Wales where dogs are being kept in squalid conditions; dogs were found to be living in tiny pens in complete darkness with little or no bedding, no space, no stimulation, and no access to the outside.
Footage obtained by Sky News revealed the torment inflicted upon these sentient creatures as a result of persistent confinement, as well as documenting the customers of Dogs4Us who had bought sick and diseased puppies.
Dogs4Us will not allow customers to see the puppies with their mothers before prior to purchasing them as the government recommends, yet still they continue to be in business.
Jon Proctor from Boycott Dogs4Us Team says, “The disease ridden puppy factories are absolutely vile and are a complete hell on earth for animals. We will keep protesting and urging customers and potential customers to boycott Dogs4Us until they end this needless suffering. The shiny sleek store does in no way reflect the reality of how these puppies enter the world or the lives of their mothers whom are nothing more than breeding machines.
There are so many unwanted dogs waiting in local shelters to be homed; if people wish to care for an animal we urge them to visit their local animal rescue centre.”
Sky News footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS0u1DM5ndk&feature=player_embedded
Facebook Event : http://www.facebook.com/events/125712677582057/
Boycott Dogs4us Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/Boycottdogs4us