University of Edinburgh project helps raise awareness about puppy farming

Press/Media: Research

Description

Dr. Joanne Williams' research investigates the effects of puppy farming on dog behaviour and health. 

Period16 Apr 2018 → 17 Apr 2018

Media coverage

3

Media coverage

  • TitleNew campaign launch aims to end ‘evil’ illegal puppy farming business
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Scotsman
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date17/04/18
    DescriptionThis article written for the Scotsman reports on the collaboration of the SPCA and the University raise awareness about the illegal puppy trade through the #saynotopuppydealers campaign website www.saynotopuppydealers.co.uk.

    The Scottish SPCA teamed up with staff at the university to research the impact puppy farming can have on dog behaviour. The website that has been created through the research is the main source of information for the public on what to be aware of when thinking about buying a puppy and how to avoid illegal puppy dealers.
    Producer/AuthorKatrine Bussey
    PersonsJoanne Williams
  • TitleFresh drive to crack £13m illegal puppy farming networks
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe National
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date17/04/18
    DescriptionThis article written for the National reports on the collaboration of the SPCA and the University to provide research to back the campaign that works to tackle the puppy trade industry.

    "Research by the university last year showed farmed pups are more likely to have genetic disorders and be at greater risk of deadly infectious diseases such as parvovirus, which can cost up to £4,000 in veterinary treatment."
    Producer/AuthorKirsteen Paterson
    PersonsJoanne Williams
  • TitleScottish SPCA leads the way in fight against illegal puppy trade
    Media name/outletScottish SPCA
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date16/04/18
    DescriptionThis article is a press release written on the Scottish SPCA website. which highlights the new campaign website www.saynotopuppydealers.co.uk

    Chief Executive Kirsteen Campbell said “Last year we worked with the University of Edinburgh to better understand the impact that puppy farming has on dog behaviour. Our research showed that puppy farmed pups are more likely to have a genetic disorder and are more at risk of deadly infectious diseases such as parvovirus, which can cost up to £4,000 to treat".
    PersonsJoanne Williams, Janine Claire Muldoon