“They’re kept in pens of sawdust and straw in metal-walled agricultural barns often in the dark. There have been plenty of documentaries about it.
“It’s very noisy because they’re barking all the time which obviously damages eardrums, especially for a newborn pup.
“They’re not given preventative healthcare by vets.
“They’re not given proper food, not given clean water.READ MORE: French minister in charge of animal welfare spotted at bullfightThe horrific conditions inside puppy farms revealed by vet (Image: BBC)The Lucy’s Law campaigner and PupAid founder explained up to 300 dogs were kept (Image: BBC)
“There’s rats, there’s everything possible to compromise welfare.
“Puppies are removed too early which obviously has effects on the puppies in later life but obviously with the mother as well.
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“Every single aspect of welfare is damaged or at risk in a puppy farm.
“We’re talking 200 to 300 breeding dogs is quite normal, sometimes more.”Mr Abraham said their welfare was completely compromised (Image: BBC)Mr Abraham’s campaign, Lucy’s Law, has since been successful in banning so-called puppy farms in England.
The law bans the sale of kittens and puppies from third parties from April 6 2020, making buyers deal with breeders directly.Wales and Scotland are also looking to adopt the law named after a former cavalier King Charles spaniel who died in 2016 after suffering poor treatment on a puppy farm in Wales.
Mr Abraham went on to reveal the heartbreaking end for dogs at these farms.DON'T MISSShocking moment pet sitter THROWS puppy on floor [VIDEO]Shocking images: Horror as 23 whales killed in Faroe Islands bloodbath [INSIGHT]Heartbreaking video shows German Shepherd suffering nervous breakdown [VIDEO]Lucy's law now bans the sale of puppies from third parties in England (Image: BBC) He said: “They’re in these places that are almost unreachable like the Welsh Valleys or southern Ireland or eastern Europe that the public would never ever go and see.
“So why not breed as many dogs as possible and spend the least amount of money on them and basically keep them alive just to breed from.
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“When they’re infertile they’re effectively useless and most of them are shot.
“It’s a brutal, horrific industry and hopefully it will be coming to an end soon.”