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We're pleased with the outcome of the Westminster debate held on Thursday, 4 September concerning the breeding and trade of puppies.
There was a recognition from MPs across all political parties that the issue is wide ranging and if legislation is to have an impact, it must tackle the root causes of the problems.
Many of the MPs highlighted different problems from breeding, through to dealing and trade. However Angela Smith MP explained it well when she said:
"If we are to respond effectively to problems with the breeding and sale of puppies and kittens, we need to take a comprehensive approach, because the challenges raised by the sale of puppies and kittens in pet shops represent only the tip of the iceberg in terms of concerns about animal welfare standards."
We echo this sentiment. That’s why we’re calling on MPs to focus on developing legislation which tackles the root causes of the problem - by cutting off the illegal trade and ensuring increased accountability and monitoring of anyone breeding puppies.
The way that puppies are bred and sold like commodities with little or no regard for their future well being is unacceptable.
We’re calling for an overhaul of dog breeding legislation to protect both Mum and pups. Some of the things we’d like to see include:
If your MP spoke in the debate, please thank them and join our calls to the government to ‘stop the puppy traders’!