Following the announcement by Michael Gove on 21st August at Downing Street of the Government’s plan to implement Lucy’s Law (a ban on the sale of puppies and kittens by pet shops and other commercial third party dealers), we have produced two documents to provide additional facts, answer questions and dispel the myths surrounding this historic animal welfare legislative change. Lucy’s Law is a strong message that selling puppies as a retail commodity – and concealing and condemning dogs to an existence as breeding machines in puppy farms to supply this trade – is no longer legally acceptable.
LUCY’S LAW EXPLAINED – SUMMARY DOCUMENT
LUCY’S LAW EXPLAINED – FULL EXPLANATORY DOCUMENT (click below)
The Government have launched a Consultation on Lucy’s Law in England where they are calling for people to let them know what they think about plans to introduce a ban.
CONSULTATION DESCRIPTION: We want to know what you think about plans to introduce a ban on the commercial third-party sales of puppies and kittens in England. This will prevent pet shops, pet dealers, and other outlets from selling these animals in England unless they themselves have bred them. We expect that this ban will improve welfare conditions for cats and dogs that are under six months old.
The consultation closes at 11.45pm on 19th September 2018.