Gower Assembly Member Rebecca Evans has today backed proposals in a new consultation to ban the third party sales of puppies and kittens.
According to estimates, between 40,000 and 80,000 puppies and kittens are sold via third parties in Great Britain each year.
There are concerns commercial these kind of sales lead to poorer welfare conditions for the animals, compared to when people buy direct from the breeder.
Rebecca Evans AM said:
“Ensuring high standards of animal welfare should be important to all of us.
“I would encourage everybody with an interest in animal welfare to have their say in this consultation.”
The consultation will last for three months and you can take part here: https://beta.gov.wales/third-party-sales-puppies-and-kittens
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