England is set to introduce a ban on third-party puppy and kitten sales in England with the hopes of curbing animal abuse.
This plan would ban sales in traditional pet shops and curtail puppy mills. Anyone wishing to purchase a dog or cat would need to deal directly with the breeder.
These breeders will also face strict guidelines. Breeders will only be able to sell puppies they have personally bred; and online sellers will have to publish their licence number and the pet’s country of origin and country of residence.
Breeders will also need a license to sell more than 2 litters per year.
The government is proposing harsher sentences for anyone convicted of animal abuse, including up to 5 years in prison.
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