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First Puppy Farming Conference Announced

On Saturday 31st March 2012, some the UK dog world’s most respected names are gathering in Gregynog Hall in Powys, to speak at the first Conference on Puppy Farming in Wales, hosted by C.A.R.I.A.D. (Care And Respect Includes All Dogs).

The keynote speaker is Professor Sheila Crispin who will discuss why puppies cannot be farmed. Professor Crispin Chairs the Advisory Council on the Welfare Issues of Dog Breeding.

Other veterinary professionals speaking on the day include noted veterinary surgeon and animal behaviourist Kendal Shepherd, animal welfare scientist Rowena Packer, and Dr Muriel Brasseur who is animal behaviourist and zoologist at Oxfordshire Animal Behaviour Centre. Representing the welfare issues associated with uncovering what really goes on in puppy farms is the founder of Puppy Love Campaigns Veronica Lambert, and discussing the rescue and rehabilitation challenges of ex puppy farm dogs will be Eileen Jones who is the founder of Friends of the Animals RCT.

Founder of C.A.R.I.A.D. Linda Goodman is covering the topic of mixed media messages and the public confusion that results. The conference is not an awareness exercise in what puppy farming is all about.

Those attending are all too aware of what it entails. But each speaker is coming at the subject from a different perspective and has years of experience to share with their audience. The objective being that a stronger and more united strategy will come from the one-day event and that this message will be more easily assimilated into the public arena across all areas of animal welfare.

Tickets for the one-day conference, sponsored by ecotricity, are a very reasonable £45 which includes morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea in the beautiful surroundings of Gregynog Hall.

Tickets are available by emailing before 15th March 2012.

For more information on the conference agenda visit: For more information about the work of C.A.R.I.A.D. visit:

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