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.
How to respond
Submit your comments by 17 May 2019, in any of the following ways:
Download the response form.
Complete and return to:
Animal Welfare & Framework Branch