It was a great day and the Reverend gave a brilliant speech.His ethics and thoughts about all creatures was spot on(although I,m not 'of the faith') don't worry 'Nuggie' here's one I took earlier of me and a few members of Cardiff Animal Rights.....
URGENT - We have learned today that voting by the National Assembly on the new dog breeding regulations has been postponed. They are now NOT going to be voting on 2nd July. We have not received a formal explanation, neither are we in possession of the facts. WE NEED TO KNOW. So we urge you all to EMAIL ALUN DAVIES AND YOUR ASSEMBLY MEMBER URGENTLY expressing your frustration and asking them to give you a straight answer about this delay. We have reason to believe these regulations may not be voted on until after the summer recess - if they have time! Meanwhile, breeding dogs and puppies continue to suffer.
Alun Davies Email - email@example.com
C.A.R.I.A.D. will be writing to the relevant personnel in the Welsh Government and National Assembly demanding an explanation and a response to the following questions:
1) Has voting been postponed because the National Assembly and its members feel the new breeding regulations do not go far enough in protecting dogs and puppies in Wales, and the people of the United Kingdom who fall foul of unscrupulous breeders? Breeders who often sell sick and diseased puppies to unsuspecting members of the public. Members of the public who welcome puppies and dogs into their homes, often homes with children, only to find the dog or puppy is sick or emotionally damaged through neglect and poor breeding practices.
2) Has voting been postponed because the National Assembly and the Welsh Government are concerned about the financial impact the enforcement of these regulations will have on Local Authorities? Especially in light of Local Government Minster, Lesley Griffith's announcement to the WGLA conference in Cardiff that outline spending plans for next year will have to be ripped up amid further squeezes on local authority budgets. She indicated the Welsh Government would not cover all the costs of covering council tax benefit as they did for 2013-2014, saying she was seeking agreement with local authorities to “share” some of the costs of the funding shortfall, which the Welsh Government said amounted to £22m when it was devolved from Westminster - www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/severe-budget-cuts-future-financial-4692575)
3) Has voting been postponed because the National Assembly and Welsh Government have succumbed to pressure from external forces? Forces that could include organisations and individuals with vested interests.
4) Has voting been postponed because the National Assembly and/or Welsh Government have more pressing matters to deal with? Matters they deem more important than the welfare of dogs and puppies in Wales.
5) Has voting been postponed because the National Assembly and its members have not afforded these new regulations due consideration and preparation in advance of the vote?
6) Has voting been postponed because the welfare of dogs and puppies in Wales is not on the list of priorities? Essentially, is the National Assembly and the Welsh Government merely telling us what we want to hear, but doing little if anything to implement these promises?
7) What are the implications of this postponement, aside from the fact dogs and puppies will die?
As a citizen of the United Kingdom you have every right to demand your own answers. Whether you work with dogs; whether you work in one of the many rescue centres and council pounds; whether you are someone campaigning for better dog welfare; whether you are concerned about poor dog breeding practices and the impact they are having on society as a whole; or whether you just love dogs ... you deserve answers.
TITLE Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) Regulations 2013 DATE 5th July 2013 BY Alun Davies, Minister for Natural Resources and Food
I have asked for the draft Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) Regulations 2013, as laid on 11th June 2013, to be withdrawn with immediate effect.
My objective is to improve the welfare of dogs in licensed breeding establishments to ensure that the welfare of puppies born on the premises is optimised and that those puppies are properly developed and socialised. In order to achieve this I am determined that our statutory framework is underpinned by efficient and enforceable regulations.
It has been brought to my attention that there is a lack of clarity within the current regulations regarding a minimum staff: dog ratio. In order that the proper legal processes are followed and to ensure my policy intentions are clear, I have taken the decision to withdraw the regulations at this time.
I have asked my officials to undertake a further short consultation over the summer months. Meetings will be held with key stakeholders to ensure we have the policy intent firmly clarified and I intend bringing revised draft regulations and a supporting impact assessment back to the National Assembly in the Autumn.
I will ensure that we have a robust and effective statutory framework in place that will improve dog welfare in these establishments. I am confident that there will be minimal disruption and look forward to introducing this forward thinking legislation later this year.
Massive thanks to Jo for representing Friends in the Coalition Choir
This is such an easy way to show your support for the thousands of dams, sires and puppies who are born in misery, live in misery and die in misery. Please support CARIAD by downloading their Christmas Single. xxx
We all talk to a lot of people about dogs and met some who are going to buy a pedigree puppy using the KC Assured Breeder Scheme and feel they are safe using this scheme as the Kennel Club inspect all registered breeders. If you meet people who say this please tell them to look at the link below
Have heard sad news that Linda's Golden Retriever Amy passed away on Tuesday from cancer. Amy was a breeding machine at a terrible puppy farm for 7 yrs and she was the reason that Linda founded CARIAD. For Amy please buy the single , it only costs £2.99
Puppy Farming may not directly affect CDH but anyone who loves and cares for dogs cannot be aghast at the horrendous business of Puppy Farming. The breeding dogs live their whole lives in terrible conditions until too old or sick to produce pups. please click the link below and copy the letter and post to your Member of Parliament. There are over 1700 on this forum if everyone wrote it could make a difference Thank you