Peaceful Protest: Puppy Breeding Establishment Licence Appeal
9:30am, Monday 13th October, Cheltenham Magistrate’s Court
Please join us to protest against a licence appeal by Hagloe House Farm in the Forest of Dean.
Hagloe House Farm had their puppy breeding licence revoked earlier this year. This was a unanimous decision taken by the Forest of Dean District Council, largely due to the inadequate structure and condition of their building that houses 114 breeding dogs and their puppies.
Here are a few quotes from the Forest of Dean District Council Licensing Committee, from the minutes of the Licence renewal hearing on 19 March 2014:
“The structure of the building was the main issue and if it was a house it would be condemned.”
“The dogs at Hagloe Farm had no enrichment through the day and believed that the applicant had not engaged or complied with anything the committee had asked and therefore Hagloe Farm did not comply with the current standards.”
“Hagloe Farm have had several years to improve the establishment and still have not complied with the Animal Welfare regulations.”
“No licence should be granted until a new build with planning permission was constructed as the current building was not fit for purpose.”
The owners of Hagloe House Farm have appealed the decision, which is due to be heard at 10am on Monday 13th October.
Naturewatch Foundation, C.A.R.I.A.D. and other local groups will be protesting to make sure this appeal is not successful, and we’re appealing to anyone who is concerned about puppy farming to join us.
Please click here to find the Cheltenham Magistrate’s Court.
Address: Cheltenham Court House, St.George’s Road, Cheltenham, GL50 3PF
If you have any questions about the protest or about our campaign to end puppy farming, please contact us.
Thank you for your fantastic support.