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PUPPY FARMING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 95: tabled on 25 May 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 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 notes the report Sold a pup?, published in 2016 by the RSPCA, on exposing the dog breeding trade in the UK; recognises that English law on dog breeding has not been updated since the Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999, and that consolidation of existing legislation is needed; agrees with the Government proposal to require all breeders that sell three or more litters a year to obtain a license from their local authority; further notes that the lack of regulation of dog breeding gives free reign to criminals seeking to exploit puppies for financial gain with no concern for the animals' welfare; notes that dogs are often imported illegally and transported long distances, which can be severely damaging to their welfare; further recognises that there is a lack of protection and recourse for consumers; and calls on the Government to implement mandatory licensing, including financial penalties for those found in breach of the rules, legal identification requirements for all online sales and a ban on the sale of puppies under eight weeks of age.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.