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Stop the sale of live animals in pet stores & require them to link with rescues.

Submitted by Anna Malia on Wednesday 24th August 2022

Published on Wednesday 28th September 2022

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 28th March 2023

Current Signatures: 2,656
(count is updated approximately hourly)

Tagged with

2020 ~ Animals ~ Capacity ~ Cats ~ country ~ Dogging ~ FEAR ~ fish ~ Guinea ~ Law ~ Lucy ~ MICE ~ PIGS ~ Proven ~ Sale ~ Sell ~ shops

Petition Action

Stop the sale of live animals in pet stores & require them to link with rescues.

Petition Details

Lucy's Law (2020) means that pet shops cannot sell kittens or puppies. It is still legal to sell rabbits, mice, birds, guinea pigs & many other equally sentient animals. The law needs to be widened to include all animals currently bred for sale in shops & to oblige all stores to promote rescues.

Additional Information

It is a proven scientific fact that all animals (including fish) have sentience - a capacity to feel fear and pain, to make decisions and form relationships. This fact is now in law. Yet we allow animals (excluding cats and dogs) to be bred for sale to shops where they are then sold to customers. Customers are not vetted, or checked afterwards and minimal information is being given. Rescue centres around the country are filled to capacity with unwanted animals.


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