The ''One Voice Rally'' will take place on Tuesday 25th June in Cardiff. More info to follow, but you can get it first hand on facebook via Cari Hound or Sue Davey.
I realise that it is a work day but it would be great if we could have a turn out from 'friends'
Meeting place will be the Oval Basin Cardiff Bay (noon to 4pm) The more support the better, try and be there. Carol is coming so that makes 2 so far, lets do better than that. CARIAD work so hard lets give our support.
Below is a message received today from David ( Chair of CARIAD )
The One Voice Rally The One Voice Rally to tell the Welsh Government and Assembly that we want an end to puppy farming and strong new regulations to protect the welfare of dogs kept for breeding will be held at The Senedd building in Cardiff Bay on Tuesday, 25th June at 12.00 p.m. The Rally will be a week before the Assembly debates the new Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) Regulations which will specify new standards for licensing of dog breeders. We very much hope that you will be able to attend and that you can spread the word to colleagues and friends. Full details of the One Voice Rally including transport details, merchandise, banners and more are available on the C.A.R.I.A.D. web-site and a dedicated Facebook page. Please see : www.facebook.com/TheOneVoiceRally cariadcampaign.wordpress.com/the-one-voice-rally/ This is our one chance to make a really powerful statement that we have all had enough of the poor welfare of dogs involved in breeding in Wales and that we want change. Thank you for your kind attention. David Grimsell for C.A.R.I.A.D. Care and Respect Includes All Dogs www.cariadcampaign.wordpress.com/ email@example.com p.s. please find attached copy of the Rally poster.
It is June 2nd so only 23 days until the ''One Voice Rally' and only Carol and me going so far. Come on guys you are on this forum because you love dogs and hate seeing them have a raw deal. Well Puppy Farming is a pretty raw deal-- locked up in barns surrounded by brick walls, no real daylight, no stimulation, no human contact just a breeding machine-- That is their life. We can be their voice, they need us. Please giveup a days leave or flexitime to come to the Oval Basin on the 25th June midday till 4pm
Surely ''Friends'' can do better than 2 people, after all we are coallition supporters of CARIAD. Please put your names down here if you are coming. Thank you
Just picked this up from CARIAD facebook. A statement from Welsh Government
Written Statement - Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) Regulations 2013 Last updated 11 June 2013 Alun Davies, Minister for Natural Resources and Food I am pleased to lay before the National Assembly today, the draft Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) Regulations 2013.
For a number of years there has been increasing public concern on the way that dogs are bred across Wales, especially in licensed premises. Research first developed in 2009 recognised that the existing rules for licensed dog breeding were not consistent with the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
We have listened very carefully to concerns expressed in our first and second consultations, as well as the views from our Task and Finish Group on Dog Breeding. Detailed guidance has been developed and is set out as part of the Welsh Government’s expectation of the standards that are needed on licensed premises and which will be delivered by local authorities.
A number of requirements are detailed in the Guidance. In the draft Regulations we have placed certain requirements on the number of dogs a person can look after and as a consequence of the second consultation, the summary of which has been published today, we have set it to 1 person to 20 dogs. This excludes any puppies born to those animals. We have also set out that breeders must have socialisation and enhancement and enrichment programmes for dogs onlicensedd premises and that animals must be microchipped. Breeders who already operate to high standards should easily be able to accommodate these changes and, in some cases, will already be doing this and more
The Welsh Local Government Association and local authorities have already started to consider these new standards, but existing licensed breeders and those who may need to be licensed for the first time, will be able to consider them in more detail. Consequently to ensure that we have a proper, timely and enforceable set of rules, I am proposing the commencement date, will be the 1 January 2014 to allow all local authorities to start setting up new licensing regimes.
These Regulations have been developed as part of the Welsh Government’s Animal Health and Welfare Strategy and its Road Map on Dog Welfare about responsible ownership of dogs. These draft Regulations will be debated on the 2nd July 2013.
This is good news. The initial Draft recommended 1 person to 30 dogs so to see above 1 to 20 shows they have been listening. The ONE VOICE RALLY is important to reinforce everything that CARIAD and other organisations like FCDH and individuals have been campaigning about. We must show that we want Regs of Steel dilution is not acceptable. If you can make please be at the Oval Basin on the 25th