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Require a licence for the sale of pet animals in any circumstance

Submitted by Kimberley Paige Wheeler on Wednesday 26th August 2020

Published on Monday 7th September 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Sunday 7th March 2021

Current Signatures: 459
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Require a licence for the sale of pet animals in any circumstance

Petition Details

The Pet Animals Act 1951 dictates that keepers of pet shops must have a licence, and Lucy's Law bans third-party puppy & kitten sales, but many who sell pet animals are excluded from these requirements due to infrequent sales or selling of older dogs. This loophole makes enforcement much harder.

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If all sales required a license this would make it much easier to spot those not adhering to this. It would also make it easier for members of the public to check their seller before a purchase, rather than relying on intuition.

This would not negatively impact responsible pet sellers as these are already required to have a licence. The fees for licences could go some or all of the way towards covering costs for license issuing and continued monitoring, including regular microchip checks.


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