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Kennel Club response to Welsh Government dog breeding statement

9th October 2019 - 5:34 PM


The Kennel Club has today welcomed the statement issued by the Welsh Assembly Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths AM, concerning the actions being taken regarding dog breeding in Wales.

Holly Conway, Head of Public Affairs at the Kennel Club, said: “The Kennel Club welcomes this review of the existing legislation and the Welsh Government’s commitment to updating these for the benefit of animal welfare and encouraging responsible pet ownership.

“We have long supported and campaigned for more effective legislation to improve animal welfare so we are delighted to see this matter be taken seriously and we want to offer our support to both the Welsh Government and local authorities in improving dog breeding standards in Wales.

“As part of this, our report “Collaboration is Key: the way forward for Welsh dog breeding regulations” sets out a collaborative proposal to help local authorities enforce the regulations and raise breeding standards to both eradicate rogue breeders and promote responsible breeders.”

The Kennel Club Collaboration is Key report can be found on the Kennel Club website: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/1159047/collaboration_is_key.pdf


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