Neutering or spaying pets has additional benefits beyond population control; these benefits include extending their lifespan, improving their health and reducing risk of certain diseases.
As the online trade of pets becoming normalised, regulation is now needed to protect animals.
Dogs from intensive 'puppy farms' suffer in their early monthslife, with repercussions for them – and their owners – for the rest of their lives.
The pet industry meets 'demand' driven by the 'right' to own a puppy. Animal welfare advocates respond with a 'vigil' to mark the 'shameful' fate of 250,000 dogs abandoned each year.