Welsh Government are asking children and young people to give their views on banning commercial third party selling of puppies and kittens up to six months old. Children in Wales are hosting the survey on Welsh Government’s behalf and welcome the views from all children and young people within Wales.
Last year we asked people to help us decide where the Welsh Government should get involved in the breeding industry to deal with any worries about animal welfare. Most of the people who responded agreed commercial third party sales of puppies and kittens should stop/be banned. They also made suggestions about other things which would help make improvements for puppies and kittens. These are also being looked at.
If the Welsh Government is to make a difference in Wales, we want to make sure people cannot take advantage of any gaps in the law, so your comments are really valuable in shaping the next steps.
This is why we are asking you for your opinion and also to provide us with any examples you may have which may help us better understand the situation.
You can access the survey here. The survey will close on 17/08/2020
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