Parliamentary inquiry into animal welfare

5th April 2016 - 11:00 AM

The House of Commons Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee conducted an enquiry into pet welfare which closed in March. This inquiry provided an opportunity to raise concerns on all aspects of pet welfare, including dogs. Based on the submissions it receives, the committee will produce a report with recommendations to Government. Our response covered some of the key areas that we campaign on, we of course emphasised the importance of being able to exercise your dog off lead and how this has been restricted by PSPOs.

We called for further efforts to improve legislation on dog breeding and sale to try and ensure that all puppies bought are happy and healthy. Alongside this we also explained why we believe electric shock collars need to be banned. We will keep you updated on the progress of this inquiry, especially any potential impact on access for dog walkers.

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