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#SaveSue, Save Small Home Dog Breeders-Remove the Business Test from AWR 2018

Submitted by Gracey England on Sunday 5th September 2021

Published on Friday 10th September 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 10th March 2022

Current Signatures: 826
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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#SaveSue, Save Small Home Dog Breeders-Remove the Business Test from AWR 2018

Petition Details

Many small home dog breeders are suffering as a result of licensing requirements under Animal Welfare Regulations 2018. The Government should remove the complex "Business Test" to allow small breeders to breed, advertise, and sell up to 2 litters a year without being required to apply for a licence.

Additional Information

There has been huge inconsistency in the interpretation and application of the complex breeding regulations and guidelines of The Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 by local authorities, in particular using the ‘Business Test’ to require small home dog breeders selling or advertising even one puppy or litter to obtain licensing. Many good small home dog breeders are being required to apply for dog breeding licences or face prosecution if they fail to do so as a direct result. Many small home dog breeders are also now being required to give up retired dogs to meet licensing or planning requirements. This is discouraging small home dog breeders from breeding and encouraging large scale breeders instead. #Save Sue. https://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/im-a-prisoner-in-my-own-home-9214442/


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