This consultation ended 17 May 2019.
Summary of outcome
The summary of responses is now available.
Details of outcome
We are seeking your views on a proposed ban on commercial third-party sales of puppies and kittens in Wales.
Commercial third-party sales may be associated with poorer welfare conditions for the animals compared to buying directly from the breeder.
For example, the introduction to several unfamiliar environments and likelihood of multiple journeys may contribute to an increased risk of disease and a lack of socialisation and habituation.
We are consulting on whether a change of policy and/or the law would improve the welfare of puppies and kittens when being sold.