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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BBC: Wales the first part of the UK to ban pet shock collars

Wales has become the first part of the UK to outlaw the use of electric shock collars to train cats and dogs. The ban, passed by assembly members, means that anyone now caught using the devices faces a fine of up to £20,000 or six months in prison. Animal welfare groups such as the RSPCA…

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Minister Pledges to Tackle Welsh Puppy Farming

The Kennel Club has welcomed the announcement by Rural Affairs Minister, Elin Jones AM, to review the way dogs are bred and sold in Wales, and in particular her commitment to take tackle puppy farming.   The Kennel Club has been calling on the Welsh Assembly to review existing dog breeding and licensing legislation. Local…

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