Mother dog won't leave her newborn puppies which are being sold on the streets of China. This is the heart-breaking moment a mother dog came to guard her caged puppies which were being sold on the streets.

The sad-looking dog comes to see her newborn puppies, barely a month old, at a night market in China every day. When two of her puppies got sold, she even chased after the buyer for some distance, unwilling to let her puppies go.

The photographer told MailOnline that he was on his way to take pictures for another assignment when he saw a crowd of people gathering around the mother dog. The dog, aged three, is called Le Le.

The stall owner claimed that Le Le had given birth to four puppies about a month before, and two of them had been sold, said the photographer, who wished to stay anonymous for privacy reasons. The two puppies were put into a small cage as the vendor waited for potential buyers.

The photographer added that whenever people showed interests and pointed at Le Le's puppies, the mother dog would turn her head around and looked at the potential buyers, seemingly protecting her puppies. The photographer was also informed that Le Le belonged to the stall owner.

She had given birth three times, and every time when her puppies turned one month old, they would be put up for sale on the streets.

The puppies were sold for 180 yuan (£20) each. After the photographer published his pictures on, people have left comments to criticise the stall owner.

One user said: 'I'm not an animal activist, but I know why Le Le looked so sad. Why couldn't [the owner] leave one puppy for Le Le?' Another use said: 'She had to endure the pain of losing her children time after time. The owner is too cruel.'

A third user said: 'To you, it's just a puppy; but to Le Le, it's her child.' One other user hoped that the puppies would be bought by someone who 'truly likes dogs' so that they could have a real home.

Responses to "Heartbreaking moment when a mother dog tries to save her caged puppies in China"

  1. Anonymous says:

    A month is to soon to be selling the puppies. These puppies are to young to be away from her. They should be 2 months old before they are sold.

  2. Danielle says:

    This is horrible but so is China to animals- this poor dog needs a new owner - not someone who uses her to make money and robs her soul- and her body- what a horrible person- someone please get this dog away and get her fixed-

  3. Anonymous says:

    All of those animals need bigger cages. They can barely move. Why not let the mother have physical contact with her pups until they are bought? Is it too much to ask?

  4. Kristyl says:

    China, where apparently people don't know how to treat animals. Horrid. They should stay with the mother till at least 8 weeks old and stop using animals for breeding machines.

  5. Who's the stupid person who comments saying they should be at least 2 months old before they should be sold what do you think they are going to keep them as pets?? They are eating these poor babies and what does it matter about the cages this moron person selling them doesn't care as long as he sells them. These people have no hearts or souls they don't care how they kill them boiling them alive skinning them while they are still alive I hope this race of people suffer the most horrific of deaths!!!

  6. Unknown says:

    That is a disgusting despicable human being shame on him for his lack of compassion and disregard for the mother of these innocent babies,I so despair of human beings and their cruelty to innocent animals.

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