THE ANTI-Puppy farm organisation WAG staged another successful demonstration at the port of Cairn Ryan on Saturday, July 31st. Supporters gave out information to the passing public about the continued use of P & O ferries by unlicensed, illegal puppy traders from Ireland to bring puppies into the UK.
WAG Secretary Ken McKie told OUR DOGS: "We were much encouraged by the strength of feeling from both the lorry drivers coming into and leaving the port who honked their horns in support and also from the travelling public. We should not underestimate the importance of demonstrations such as this and hope our supporters make it a priority to attend any future protest or event we have in the future. Sincere thanks to all who came."
A letter demanding that P & O end the transportation of puppies from Ireland by unlicensed or illegal transporters was handed to the port authorities.
WAG has asked all those who oppose the transportation of illegally bred puppies into the UK from Ireland to write, registering their protest to:
P & O European Ferries (Irish Sea) Limited, Larne Harbour, Larne, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT40 1AW.
l WAG has taken a major step forward and is now a Charitable Company and registered under the Companies Act. The group will henceforce be known as the Waterside Action Group (WAG) Ltd.
WAG secretary Ken McKie commented: "Our new status has been achieved by the good work and responsible actions of WAG and its members. The battle for an end to the appalling trade in puppies continues and WAG will be at the forefront."