This week Ynys Môn MP Albert Owen has backed ‘Lucy’s Law’, aimed at preventing the commercial sale of dogs by anyone other than the breeder. The new legislation means that a puppy for sale can only be shown to prospective owner if it is together with its biological mother.
Mr Owen remarked: “As a dog owner myself I fully support this campaign, as it would vastly improve animal welfare standards in our country. This is about supporting responsible breeders, and cracking down on those who deliberately mislead consumers about the provenance of puppies, purely in the interests of increasing their turnover.
“Continuing to allow the licensing of third-party sales simply legitimises and endorses the suffering of animals and will leave consumers vulnerable to significant emotional and financial consequences.”