Almost every day we see cruelty to animals, but we don't always know it. In many large cities one of the problems is with street beggars. People who give money think they are doing a good deed, but are not aware that often instead of helping a single person, they are giving money to an organised gang. The so-called professional beggars come from Eastern Europe, and have spread to the West where they are assigned to large cities. One of their best scams is to use a dog, designed to arouse people's sympathy.
The dogs are born in illegal Eastern European puppy farms. The young are very quickly ripped away from their mothers, and end up with beggars on the streets. She dogs are often kept caged forever only to be used to produce more pups, never to see the light of day themselves. On top of that, because of the cramped, bad conditions many suffer from parasites and disease.
When the pups reach rich countries like the UK, France and Germany, their lives get even worse.
German Animal Rights organisation Tiertafel Munich e.V. recently found a puppy, who had been drugged. Gangs of beggars routinely drug their dogs to make them obedient and lethargic. This way, beggars can con people out of even more money.
For dogs who really need support, Tiertafel München e. V., provides assistance. No one should force their four-legged friends on to the streets. Food, accessories and visits to the vet are just some of the things offered by them.
Avoid giving money to beggars with dogs, especially if you think they may not be acting alone. These animals are made to suffer, because suffering animals are better earners.
Never buy a pup from a beggar! This increases the demand for dogs bred in these atrocious conditions. The circle of suffering of these dogs will never be broken.