Fake 'vets' at canine fertility 'clinics' are raking in huge profits after carrying out dangerous procedures including IVF to create designer dog breeds.
Illegal canine fertility 'clinics' are responsible for the huge increase in the numbers of venues carrying out involuntary insemination on dogs in the UK. Shocking new evidence found that there are at least 332 dog fertility clinics operating in the UK, compared to the 37 known clinics found by an investigation just three years earlier in 2020.
Sarah Carr, chief executive of the Naturewatch Foundation, which uncovered the data, is calling for tough new laws across the whole of the UK to clamp down on the problem. She said: "In terms of canine fertility clinics where they are lay people, the maximum fine for conviction is £100. There's no incentive not to do it if you think about a clinic whose performing caesarean sections and how much money they're bringing in."
Canine fertility clinics offer a range of dog fertility and breeding services, from artificial insemination and ultrasound scanning to progesterone testing and semen extraction. While some non-invasive procedures can be carried out by unqualified people, all forms of artificial insemination and invasive acts involving intravenous blood sampling must only be carried out by a vet by law.
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