Sale of Puppies and Kittens

Part of Backbench Business – in the House of Commons at 12:59 pm on 4th September 2014.

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Photo of Simon Kirby Simon Kirby Conservative, Brighton, Kemptown 12:59 pm, 4th September 2014

Absolutely—I agree entirely. We heard earlier that some puppies are separated when as young as four weeks. Puppies need a chance to grow and develop into the characters they will be in later life, and to learn all they can from their mother and interact with their siblings. It is totally unacceptable that they should be separated at that young age.

As well as the points made by Pup Aid and the requirement to see the mother, we should make sure that local authorities continue to be extremely thorough in their checks on breeding establishments. They should not grant licences where breeding establishments even remotely resemble a puppy farm.