Jonathan & Rhodri welcome new welfare and practice rules for Puppy Farming

New rules proposed by the Welsh Assembly Government which would make it easier to identify puppies bought from dog breeders have been welcomed by Carmarthen East & Dinefwr MP Jonathan Edwards and AM Rhodri Glyn Thomas. The proposed regulations would see compulsory micro-chipping of dogs in licensed breeding premises and would place a limit on one person being in charge of a maximum of 20 animals.

Jonathan Edwards MP said:

“Many of my constituents will remember the general election campaign when I pledged my support for the Dog’s Trust “Stop the Battery Farming of Dogs” campaign. I am pleased my representations have helped bring this proposed legislation forward. I’m sure many people in the county will welcome the Minister’s commitment to animals, and ensuring the behaviour and socialisation of animals will be taken into consideration as part of the licensing of dog breeders”

Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM added:

“Carmarthenshire is notoriously known for high levels of poor-quality puppy farming and I have brought this issue up with the Rural Affairs Minister on a number of occasions. The fact the Minister has brought forward proposals for legislation to tackle those who have no regard for animal welfare in their attempts to make a quick buck, is a sign that Plaid Cymru in Government is responding effectively to concerns raised by people from all corners of the county and Wales”.


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