1 Apr 2015

Pet shops speak out on puppy mills

From Nine To Noon, 9:26 am on 1 April 2015

The industry body for pet shops speaks out on the issue of puppy farming. Yesterday on the programme we discussed growing concern that online selling allows puppy mills to thrive, whereby dogs are bred intensively for commercial gain. Trade Me is working with animal rights groups to introduce new guidelines so that breeding histories are provided and animals for sale are microchipped. Tony Fraser is on the board of the Pet Industry Association which represents about half of the country's pet shops and has decades of experience as a pet shop owner. Peter Dunne is the Director and Secretary of the NZ Kennel Club.