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Pets: Sales

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 284374, tabled on 2 September 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress her Department has made on delivering a public information campaign alongside the introduction of the ban on commercial third-party sales of puppies and kittens in April 2020.

Answered on

9 September 2019

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019, known as ‘Lucy’s Law’, bans the commercial third party sales of puppies and kittens and will come into force in April 2020. We intend to launch a campaign focused on helping the public understand how to responsibly source a puppy or kitten in early 2020, in the run up to the ban coming into force. The campaign is currently under development.