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 Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham 12:12 pm, 4th September 2014

The hon. Lady has shown amazing ingenuity in bringing Iraq, Ukraine and the slave trade into a debate on puppy farming. I entirely support the thrust of her argument. Importantly, we have not yet mentioned rescue dogs and cats; the debate has been all about puppies. I was brought up in a household in which we almost always took on rescue dogs, and we need more people to look at that option rather than simply buying a nice fluffy puppy from a shop.