Gower Assembly Member, Rebecca Evans AM, welcomes the announcement that third party sales of puppies and kittens are set to be banned in Wales.
Rebecca Evans AM, said: “We like to think that we are a nation of animal lovers, but there is still more to do improve animal welfare. This move will help improve conditions, and help the public to make more informed choices when buying a pet.
“Online sales, impulse purchasing, breeder accountability and illegal importation of puppies are all concerns which have been raised with me; and when the Welsh Government put out its proposals for consultation, close to 500 responses were received, offering overwhelming support.”
Puppies and kitten sold by third parties are at greater risk of disease, a lack of socialisation and habituation, and the distress of being introduced to new and unfamiliar environments during multiple journeys.