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DoneDeal – Christmas is coming

Wednesday November 26, 2014

The DSPCA continues to see evidence of puppy farm activity on Donedeal and we have highlighted several instances of advertisements which breach their own guidelines. We see that today there are over 5,000 animals for sale on Donedeal – many of these have been bred for the Christmas market both here in Ireland or to be shipped to the UK. Many are bred in dreadful conditions with scant regard for their welfare. Many also suffer long term medical conditions as a result of poor breeding and inadequate veterinary care. There is simply no system of traceability in operation on these websites to allow identification of the breeders
We have seen advertisements today showing puppies photographed wearing Christmas decorations. This is unacceptable and frankly shameful .

The DSPCA will of course see many of these animals abandoned and our charity will pick up the pieces from this greedy trade in the New Year. 

The DSPCA will not accept any funding either directly or indirectly from Donedeal or its foundation or other online sites that sell animals as to do so is a mockery of animal welfare. 

The DSPCA is today calling on Donedeal to stop selling animals on its site immediately and help bring an end to this misery. The DSPCA is calling on all other responsible animal welfare organisations to support this call. 


#notacceptable #notagift #stopsellinganimalsonline

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