- Lucy’s Law is named after a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who died after being subjected to terrible conditions on a puppy farm.
- The new law will mean that puppies and kittens can no longer be sold by a third party dealer, such as a pet shop or commercial dealer, unless they have bred the animal themselves.
- This means that puppies and kittens are born and reared in a safe environment, with their mother, and sold from their place of birth.
- The ban will also deter puppy smugglers who abuse the Pet Travel Scheme by bringing underage puppies into the UK which are sold on for financial gain.
Why this matters:
We are doing everything we can to raise the bar on animal welfare standards, making the UK the best place in the world for the protection and care of animals.