Ireland Bans Puppy MillsPublished January 11, 2012
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According to Irish Central, two new laws, the Welfare of Greyhounds Act and the Dogs Breeding Establishments Act, have been introduced to cut down on the country's puppy mill problem.
Effectively, the legislation helps control puppy breeding and raises breeding standards, forcing owners to "look after their animals properly" and not generate the grim conditions associated with puppy mills. The report indicates that these two pieces of legislation also impose harsh penalties for anyone found in violation of the new laws.
In Ireland, the battle to ban puppy mills has a long history. Irish Central noted that campaigners have been battling for years to have this type of legislation approved. Finally, their wish has been granted.
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