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Dogs: Animal Welfare

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 227919, tabled on 17 March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many pieces of legislation affect the control and welfare of dogs; and for how many of those laws her Department produces formal guidance.

Answered on

23 March 2015

There are several pieces of legislation and guidance that affect the control and welfare of all animals, including dogs. It is difficult to be precise about numbers given that apparently unrelated legislation can have an effect on dogs (e.g. hygiene laws).

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