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Offline Maik

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Lucy's Law
« on: Friday, 29 June, 2018 @ 21:57:01 »
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Puppy power as government announces new plans to restrict dog sales to licensed breeders only

Today, Environment Secretary Michael Gove tells ITV News that the government will go ahead and bring in a new law to restrict puppy sales to licensed breeders only, effectively putting third-party puppy dealers out of business.

Lucy's Law, when it gets through parliament, will effectively close down puppy farms.

All too often the puppies sold in pet shops or by puppy dealers come from puppy farms either here or in Wales, Ireland and Eastern Europe.

Breeding bitches are often kept in appalling conditions, forced to have litter after litter to meet demand for fashionable breeds, like the French Bulldog or Pug. It's a notoriously cruel trade.
http://www.itv.com/news/2018-06-29/puppy-power-leads-to-lucys-law-uk/


Offline Colleywobble

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Re: Lucy's Law
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 30 June, 2018 @ 15:14:56 »
Not before time!!

Offline TonyKath

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Re: Lucy's Law
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 30 June, 2018 @ 15:42:51 »
Strangely, I'm not sure I agree - but it depends on the details of what being registered means.  Of course close down the puppy farms and the poor breeders.  Lock them up and throw away the key! Actually the Animal Welfare Act 2006 provides measures for prosecutions in these circumstances, but could be stronger. 

What you don't hear about is the majority of small scale breeders with one or two dogs in their own homes who look after the mum and pups very well.  Or what happens if your bitch is "accidentally" pregnant?

By the way we've been Kennel Club Assured Breeders for nearly 10 years - fully registered, inspected (twice), health monitored, litters tracked, purchasers contacted etc. !

Tony