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SALE OF PUPPIES IN PET SHOPS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 241: tabled on 20 June 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House recognises that dogs are not a commodity and should be bought only from licensed breeders; notes that puppies sold in pet shops or by other third parties are almost exclusively bred on puppy farms; and, given the fact that the Pet Animals Act 1951 is out of date, calls on the Departmentfor Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to consider introducing secondary legislation underthe provisions of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to prohibit the sale of puppies in pet shops.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.