Puppy and kitten pet shop sales could be banned in WalesWatch
The move would mean buyers would have to deal directly with a breeder or a re-homing centre."
Do you think this is a step in the right direction?
It seems like the law is going after pet shops rather than illegal breeding farms in some completely backwards logic. If the breeding market it not properly regulated then it needs to be brought up to standard. We have already made huge improvements to how we track livestock, it is at the point now that you can track an entire animal's history right down to what fields they have lived in.
No animals should be able to be bought without the proper papers.
If they were to ban the sale of animals from anywhere, thus pushing people to adopt from shelters if they wished to have a pet, this would make more sense. The only way you're going to find an individual reputable breeder is if they are prolifically breeding their animals, and are we expecting customers making a one-off 'purchase' to do an in-depth investigation of the breeder?