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

How to respond

Consultation ends:
17 May 2019
Consultation launched:

Consultation description

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.

Consultation documents

Consultation document
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How to respond

Submit your comments by 17 May 2019, in any of the following ways:

Online form


Download the response form.

Complete and return to:

Animal Welfare & Framework Branch
Welsh Government
Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ