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LABOUR MANIFESTO: Pledge to Prohibit the Third-Party Sale of Puppies!

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Labour HQ: Protest calling for a ban on the third-party sale of puppies to be placed in Labour’s Manifesto.

CONFIRMED: Labour has promised to prohibit the third-party sale of puppies as part of their official manifesto. It was in their leaked draft and now we can confirm it is in the real thing too!

Boycott Dogs4Us have been petitioning all the political parties to include this in their manifestos, please keep signing and sharing the petition to encourage other parties to follow Labour’s lead.

Great work C.A.R.I.A.D., Pup Aid, Stop pet shops selling puppies and holding puppy ‘stock’, Lucy The Rescue Cavalier, K-9 Angels, Marc the Vet and everyone else pushing parliament and the parties for a third-party ban!

 

 

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Boycott Dogs4Us – 2016 Review

In 2016 Boycott Dogs4Us began a new direction for the campaign with a new focus on politics as a way forward.

We started by submitting written evidence to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee’s Animal Welfare: Domestic Pets Inquiry. We also sent letters to each member of the committee.

Our campaign organised a protest outside Parliament with TV Vet Marc Abraham calling for a ban on the sale of puppies in pet shops and other third-party dealers in support of PupAid and C.A.R.I.A.D, who were giving oral evidence to the committee. The protest was attended by Labour MP Rob Flello,  Conservative MP David Amess, SNP MP Paul Monaghan, Labour MP Rosie Cooper, Linda Goodman (CARIAD), Leigh-Catherine Salway (K-9 Angels), and Jodie Marsh (Bodybuilder and Glamour Model).

Due to the work of national campaign groups Pup Aid and CARIAD and support from smaller groups such as ourselves, the committee  published a report recommending a ban on the sale of puppies in pet shops and by other third party dealers. Boycott Dogs4Us’ evidence was very briefly quoted as part of the report.

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Aran Mathai from Boycott Dogs4Us spoke on BBC 2 about why the sale of puppies in pet shops needs to be banned.

Following the protest we went on to secure local politician’s support for our campaign. We were overwhelmed by messages of support from both Councillors and MPs. You can see the messages on our Celebrity and Political Support page.

Working with our local political contacts we worked behind and in front of the scenes pushing the Councils to take action regarding Dogs4Us, including holding a protest outside each store which highlighted an investigation by the BBC which included shocking undercover footage shot inside Dogs4Us puppy farm suppliers.

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The Boycott Dogs4Us Team then attended the UK’s largest anti-puppy farming event PupAid to spread the word about our campaign.

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In Leeds we delivered a Deputation to Full Council calling for a ban on the sale of puppies in Leeds pet shops. A vote was held and the Council unanimously agreed to pass the issue to the relevant department.

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We held a rally for Puppy Farm Awareness Day in Manchester City Centre. The rally was attended by actress Shobna Gulati (Anita in Victoria Wood’s Dinnerladies and Sunita Alahan in Coronation Street) and speeches were given by or on behalf of numerous dog welfare/animal protection groups including Manchester Animal Action and the Linton Pet Shop Campaign.

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In Salford (Manchester) following our lobbying efforts the Council began a consultation into license conditions for pet shops. We submitted a response to the consultation thanking the Council for beginning  to address the issue and to point out shortcomings in their proposed changes. We also staged a protest in Salford town centre at the end of the consultation period.

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We held a protest at Leeds Town Hall calling on the Council to end the sale of puppies in pet shops and by other third-party dealers in Leeds.

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The next day we met with Leeds Council representatives securing commitments to investigate concerns raised by our campaign.

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Finally we held two days of action at the Manchester and Leeds stores educating the public as to why puppies are not presents.

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Sadly champion of puppy farm dogs Lucy The Rescue Cavalier passed away in the run up to this two days of action. Therefore our campaign decided to hold a minutes silence for Lucy at our Manchester event. Other campaigners including our friends at C.A.R.I.A.D galvanised thousands of people across the world to join the minutes silence remotely, spreading the message even further.

Boycott Dogs4Us would like to thank all the people and groups that have supported and helped the campaign throughout 2016. In 2017, we at Boycott Dogs4Us will be redoubling our efforts to support campaigns such as PupAid and C.A.R.I.A.D in their push for a ban on the sale of puppies in pet shops (and by other third-party dealers). We will also continue to push the Councils locally to take action against Dogs4Us.

With your help a better future is possible for the dogs!

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THANK YOU

70 People Protest Dogs4Us Leeds

On 16th July 2016, around 70 people over the course of the day protested outside Dogs4Us Leeds.

The protest had speeches from campaign supporters;

Green councillors;

– Terry Wilford

– Ann Blackburn

– David Blackburn

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Labour councillors:

– Kevin Ritchie

– Josephine Jarosz

And Dogs4Us manager turned whistleblower Nicola Robinson.

Aran Mathai (Boycott Dogs4Us Founder and Chairman) and Luke Beevers (Boycott Dogs4Us Leeds Campaigns Director) provided video updates on the protest which can be found on our Facebook page here.

The protest was covered on Look North – see coverage here:

The Boycott Dogs4Us campaign is committed to exposing Dogs4Us sale of sick and dying puppies sourced from cruel puppy farms. We will continue to campaign until Dogs4Us stop selling puppies. Learn more on our About Dogs4Us page.

Reality Star Pete Wicks Backs Boycott Dogs4Us Petition

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Pete Wicks from the reality TV show The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE) has backed the Boycott Dogs4Us’ petition calling on Salford and Leeds Council to use their full powers to regulate pet shops selling puppies.

Following a Tweet from campaign supporter Faye Harrison, Pete Wicks who goes by Pete The Pirate ( @P_Wicks01 ) on Twitter Retweeted a link to the petition.

Please join Pete in standing up for puppies’ rights. Sign the Boycott Dogs4Us petition!

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Boycott Dogs4Us Goes To Parliament

On May 24th 2016, Boycott Dogs4Us held a protest at Parliament calling for a ban on the sale of puppies by pet shops and other third-party dealers.

The protest was attended by a number of MPs and celebrities.

Attendees and speakers included; Labour MP Rob Flello,  Conservative MP David Amess, SNP MP Paul Monaghan, Labour MP Rosie Cooper, Linda Goodman (CARIAD), Leigh-Catherine Salway (K-9 Angels), Marc “The Vet” Abraham (PupAid) and Jodie Marsh.

Special thanks to Marc and PupAid for working on PR and speakers for the event.

Aran Mathai from Boycott Dogs4Us spoke on BBC 2 about why the sale of puppies in pet shops need to be banned.

 

This protest followed an undercover investigation by BBC Panorama which exposed puppy warehouse Dogs4Us for dealing with cruel puppy farms.

 

Boycott Dogs 4 Us Responds to Parliamentary Inquiry

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.

Shocking! What Dogs4Us and Facebook Don’t Want You To Know!

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:

2012 in Review – Boycott Dogs4us from Strength to Strength!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 14,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 3 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Boycott Dogs4us Christmas Protest 25th November Leeds

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

Dogs4us Demonstration 28th October

We Invite you to join us and make your voice heard at the animal hell hole Dogs4us

Boycott Dogs4us Campaign will be protesting outside the UK’s largest pet superstore Dogs4us in Leeds to highlight it’s link to unethical puppy farming

Dogs4us was exposed by Sky News in 2009 for sourcing puppies from puppy farms in Wales where dogs are being kept in squalid conditions. Dogs were found living in tiny pens in complete darkness with little or no bedding, no stimulation, and no access to the outside. Footage obtaineed 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 still will not allow customers to see puppies with their mother before you buy as the government recommend.

Jon Procer from Boycott Dogs4us Team says, “The disease ridden puppy factories are absolutely vile and complete hell on earth for animals, we will keep protesting and urging a boycott on 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. So many unwanted dogs are waiting in shelters to be found homes, so 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

Event Page can be found Here

Our Facebook Page can be found Here:

 

So join with us on this fantastic day and show dogs4us we are going no where till they stop abusing animals

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