Consultation launched on ban of third-party puppy and kitten sales

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The Welsh Government has launched a public consultation on a proposal to ban the sale of puppies and kittens by third parties, such as pet stores and private dealers.

A number of AMs and campaign groups have called for Wales to introduce “Lucy’s Law” – named after a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel which was rescued from a Welsh puppy farm in 2013 having endured appalling conditions which permanently impacted her health.

“There is clear evidence that the sale of puppies and kittens via third parties has the potential to contribute to an increased risk of disease and a lack of socialisation and habituation for the puppies and kittens compared to when people buy directly from the breeder.”
– Energy, Environment & Rural Affairs Minister, Lesley Griffiths (Lab, Wrexham)

Moves have already been made to introduce a ban on third-party sales in England and Scotland.

The consultation is open until 17th May 2019 and all details are available here.