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Wales Hopes to Shake Off Puppy Farm Label

02 December 2014

WALES, UK - RSPCA Cymru is calling on its supporters to urge Assembly Members to vote in favour of new dog breeding regulations.

Sadly, Wales has been called the puppy-farming capital of the UK and puppies are paying the price.

On 9 December Assembly Members will have the chance to vote for new regulations that would improve the lives of so many dogs and puppies in Wales’ dog breeding establishments.

Though far from perfect, these regulations increase the focus on the role of socialisation and enrichment for puppies; and will result in more consistent standards of care across Wales.

Improving the welfare of dogs in breeding establishments

RSPCA Cymru head of external affairs, Claire Lawson, said: "It's vital that Assembly Members vote in favour of these regulations, which would mark an important step forward in ensuring the welfare of dogs in breeding establishments in Wales.

“Today we're launching a campaign urging our supporters to encourage their Assembly Members to vote to ensure a better future for puppies in Wales.

The Welsh Government also plan to introduce compulsory microchipping for dogs and details are expected to be brought forward in the near future.

To take action and urge your Assembly Member to use their vote to ensure a better future for puppies in Wales, visit the dog breeding in Wales page.

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