Lucy’s Law: Here’s Why You Won’t Be Able to Buy Puppies and Kittens at Pet Shops in England Starting From October

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Pet shops and dealers in England will be banned from selling puppies and kittens under government plans in England.

No more puppies and kittens at pet shops

Pet shops and dealers in England will be banned from selling puppies and kittens under government plans.

Animal welfare advocates are celebrating a victory of the Lucy’s Law campaign after the UK’s government has announced that the selling of puppies and kittens by pet shops, online dealers and other third-party sellers will be banned.

The proposals, which have gone out to consultation, will mean those wanting to buy or adopt a pet less than six months old will have to go to the breeder or a rescue centre.

A ban on licensed sellers dealing in dogs and cats less than eight weeks old is already coming in on 1 October. Campaigners welcomed the announcement, but warned of “potential loopholes”.

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Lucy’s Law campaign

The decision is a victory for the Lucy’s Law campaign, which has been calling for the ban to be implemented due to the health problems associated which emerge when are reared in poor conditions.

The campaign was named after a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who was badly treated in the puppy farming system. Lucy was rescued in 2013 at five years old from a Welsh puppy farm. She had a series of health problems, including a curved spine as a result of being kept in a cramped cage, and epilepsy. She died in 2016.

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Source: mirror.co.uk

A petition supporting Lucy’s Law was signed by nearly 150,000 people and was debated in Parliament in May.

There are no records of the number of puppies sold via third parties, but the animal charity Blue Cross has estimated it is between 40,000 and 80,000 per year in Great Britain.

In Wales, campaigners have also called for Lucy’s Law and the government has said it would “investigate the potential banning of third party sales”.


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Lucy's Law: Here's Why You Won't Be Able to Buy Puppies and Kittens at Pet Shops in England Starting From October
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Pet shops and dealers in England will be banned from selling puppies and kittens under government plans in England.
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