Sale of Puppies and Kittens

Part of Backbench Business – in the House of Commons at 12:12 pm on 4th September 2014.

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Photo of Meg Munn Meg Munn Labour, Sheffield, Heeley 12:12 pm, 4th September 2014

I want to make some progress.

The issue that brings us here today is that of the profits and money involved in the sale of puppies and kittens. Many of us get our pets from animal welfare organisations or from family, friends or colleagues. That is certainly true of my family. Our current two cats, Polly and Lucy—who will no doubt be delighted to find themselves in Hansard—came from Cats Protection. We went through a fairly rigorous process to get them. We had a visit to our home, and we then had to follow the proper processes to ensure their subsequent welfare. That is normal procedure, but it is very different when people buy animals.