BBC News: Welsh puppy farms face new welfare and practice rules

The assembly government has unveiled proposals for new rules to tackle bad breeding practices in puppy farms. It would see compulsory microchipping of dogs in licensed breeding premises and limit one person to being in charge of no more than 20 animals. The behaviour and socialisation of animals would be taken into account as part…

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Wales takes huge stride towards better dog welfare

(BVA Release) The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) have warmly welcomed the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) announcement on reform of dog breeding legislation and the compulsory microchipping of certain dogs. The announcement, made by Rural Affairs Minister Elin Jones AM, follows a report by an expert Task and Finish…

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Kennel Club’s Leading Campaign Collared in Wales

Wales’ Rural Affairs Minister Announces Complete Ban on the use of Electric Shock Collars. After four years of campaigning, the Kennel Club has jubilantly welcomed the announcement made by Wales’ Rural Affairs Minister, Elin Jones AM that, subject to approval by the National Assembly for Wales, the use of electric shock collars will be banned…

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