Open consultation

Banning third party sales of pets in England: call for evidence

Summary

Seeking evidence on what the effects of introducing a ban on third party sales of puppies and kittens in England would be.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

We’re inviting evidence from all stakeholders and experts on the effect of introducing a ban on third party sales of puppies and kittens in England. This ban would mean that pet shops, pet dealers and other outlets and licensed sellers of puppies and kittens would be unable to sell these pets unless they themselves have bred them. We want to know:

  • whether the ban should be made
  • how the ban should apply
  • what specific measures might be adopted
  • what other issues should be considered

At the moment, we only want people to send us evidence which will specifically help us understand the effect of introducing a ban, and any limitations of doing so. We do not want people to send us their wider opinions at this stage.

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Ways to respond

Email to:

AnimalWelfare.Consultations@defra.gsi.gov.uk

Write to:

Animal Welfare Team
Area 5B Nobel House
17 Smith Square,
London
SW1P 3JR

Published 8 February 2018
Last updated 9 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated to make it clearer that this applies to puppies and kittens only.
  2. First published.