Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Lucy's law

The Environment Secretary will today introduce new legislation in Parliament, known as Lucy’s Law, ending third party puppy and kitten sales and ensuring stronger protections for animals.

Key facts
  • 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.

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