Irish Eyes Are Smiling Over Puppy Mill Ban

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Dog on grassIf your dogs’ tails are wagging a little more today, maybe they’ve heard the news that Ireland has banned puppy mills!

The new Irish laws took effect on New Year’s Day, outlawing the horrific conditions – including cramped enclosures, filth, malnutrition, exposure, disease, and a lack of socialisation and veterinary care – common to those nasty intensive dog-breeding operations.

All puppies must be microchipped so that the breeder can be identified, and authorities can inspect and shut down any facility that fails to meet the standards set by the new regulations.

So if you see people sporting a “Kiss Me – I’m Irish” badge on St. Patrick’s Day, feel free to take them up on it. But a much better way to pay tribute to the kind folks of the Emerald Isle is by speaking out against cruel and irresponsible breeding.


  • Jon commented on January 6, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Happy days! With the bullfighting ban in Catalonia also in effect since 1st Jan, 2012 is starting on the right foot for our four legged friends! 🙂

  • D.Davies commented on January 7, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Yes, good news about the puppy mill,ban however there is still a large problem with unwanted dog in Ireland. A rescue centre, from South Wales,regulary go over to Ireland to bring back dogs that are to be euthanised. Let,s get them banned here as well.

  • John Alexander Gibson commented on January 11, 2012 at 11:40 am

    This is great news, dogs suffer so much pain and torture in these puppy mills. So Irelands ban of this cruel industry is so important, hopefully this will be an inspiration to all other countries to adopt the same ethical view which Ireland has done and ban these “Torture” mills.

  • Brien Comerford commented on January 14, 2012 at 2:21 am

    Good news but there are not many animal loving vegetarians in Ireland. Morrisey and McCartney are Irish and we all know they live in England. Still the puppy mill story is a bit of good news from Ireland.

  • Servicii internet dedicate commented on September 27, 2012 at 7:19 pm

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  • Irene commented on August 30, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    This is great news about puppy concentration hell holes being outlawed, of course they should never have been allowed to exist in the first place! Ireland is inching very slowly towards civilisation with regard to animal welfare, no thanks to the Government of course, but all thanks to the people out there who really care about animal welfare and who worked endlessly to achieve this victory. There is still a very long way to go as far as animal cruelty is concerned in Ireland. For a start, the courts and the Government needs to get real on animal cruelty and ask themselves, how they would like to suffer in the same way the poor animals do at the hands of sub-human thugs. The law is not adequate to start with regarding animal cruelty, but it is even more useless when it is not even implemented. Make animal cruelty a serious crime and punish the perpetrators accordingly, forget the slap on the wrist approach that we are so sick of reading about regarding horrific animal cruelty. Time for those responsible to wake up from their long sleep!!! Time for action end animal cruelty forever!

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