Sale of Puppies and Kittens

Part of Backbench Business – in the House of Commons at 11:40 am on 4th September 2014.

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Photo of Julie Hilling Julie Hilling Opposition Whip (Commons) 11:40 am, 4th September 2014

I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. As he will know, since the very sad death of Jade Lomas Anderson in my constituency I have done a great deal of work on this issue. Does he agree that we have to continue to talk about the 200,000 people who are seriously injured each year, the 6,000 who are hospitalised and the number of people who are dying because we are not looking after dogs from birth and through their training? Dog welfare is indeed at the heart of this, but it is also about protecting our communities.