(also North American puppy mill)
An establishment that breeds puppies for sale, typically on an intensive basis and in conditions regarded as inhumane: the government aims to stop puppy farms, where dogs may be kept in cramped conditions with little concern for their needs
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- Over 50 dogs were taken into care by the ISPCA from a puppy farm in County Laois last Friday morning.
- An increasing number are being intensively bred on puppy farms where making big profits outweigh welfare considerations.
- We know of a puppy farm where up to 500 dogs are being kept in very cramped conditions.
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