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17th May 2019

The UK will be introducing a complete ban on puppy farms by 2020

Rebecca O'Keeffe

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Too right.

The UK has vowed to ban all puppy farming by the year 2020, thanks to a brilliant new law.

“Lucy’s Law” was brought to parliament earlier this week, with the hopes of giving animals the best possible start in life.

This law was named after Lucy, a Cavalier King Charles who died in 2016 from poor treatment as a breeding dog on a puppy farm.

“Lucy’s Law” will ban the sale of kittens and puppies from third parties, making sure that animals are only bought from official breeders.

This also means that puppies and kittens will have to be born into a safe environment, and kept with their mother.

It is hoped that this law will also prevent smugglers from bringing pets to the UK for sale.

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In a tweet, Prime Minister Theresa May said:

“I’m committed to making the UK the best place in the world for the protection and care of animals. #LucysLaw will end the barbaric practice of rearing puppies and kittens away from their mothers, and ensure they are sold where they are born.”

Brighton-based vet Marc Abraham, Lucy’s Law campaigner and founder of Pup Aid, said:

“I’m absolutely thrilled that Lucy’s Law is now being laid in Parliament and will come into effect from April 2020.”

“Lucy’s Law is named after one of the sweetest, bravest dogs I’ve ever known, and is a fitting tribute to all the victims of the cruel third-party puppy trade, both past and present.”

We hope this law starts a trend, and we can put an end to puppy farms everywhere.