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This consultation ended 17 August 2020.

Consultation period:
22 June 2020 to 17 August 2020
Last updated:

Reviewing responses

The responses to this consultation are currently being reviewed. Details of the outcome will be published here in due course.

Original consultation

We are seeking your views on a proposed ban for commercial third party sales of puppies and kittens.

Consultation description

We are consulting on whether a change of policy and/or law would improve the welfare of puppies and kittens being sold.

Commercial third party sellers are those who are licenced pet sellers.

Commercial third party sales may be associated with low welfare conditions for the animal compared to buying direct from the breeder.

Consultation documents

Consultation document
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