新的立法来结束小狗农业进入英孚fect as public interest in new pets soars

Lucy’s Law comes into play today as The Kennel Club reports rise in interest for puppies during the2019冠状病毒疾病pandemic

New legislation which comes into effect today (6 April) and aims to curb cruel puppy farming, has been welcomed as a ‘long-awaited and crucial step’ by The Kennel Club, the UK’s largest organisation dedicated to the health and welfare of dogs.

它被称为“露西定律”,意味着小狗和小猫在英国不能再被第三方销售商出售,比如宠物店或商业经销商,除非他们自己饲养了这种动物。相反,任何想要购买或领养6个月以下幼犬的人都必须直接与饲养者或动物再饲养中心打交道。优德娱乐中文版

Holly Conway, Head of Public Affairs at The Kennel Club commented: “We are delighted that Lucy’s Law has been introduced today, it’s a long-awaited and crucial step. Sadly, too often irresponsible breeders in the UK and abroad have depended on commercial third party sellers – like ‘dealers’ or pet shops – to disguise the horrific conditions puppies are bred and brought up in to the public, readily making a huge profit while causing untold suffering.

“We hope Lucy’s Law will help bring an end to this and that, as well as improving welfare conditions for puppies, it will also encourage anyone thinking of getting a puppy to really do their research, find a responsible breeder and bring home a happy, healthy new addition to the family.”

Today’s legislation comes as new figures from The Kennel Club show a surge in public interest in getting a puppy in the last month.

Searches for new puppies via The Kennel Club’s ‘Find a Puppy’ tool increased by 53 per cent from February to March, with the biggest spike seen in the week leading up to lockdown – the 16th - 23rd of March. Searches were up 37 per cent compared to the previous week, and 84 per cent compared to the same week in 2019.

The figures also indicate most people searching for a puppy at this time are doing so at the weekend, with Saturday 21st March seeing the highest spike in those using the Find a Puppy tool, just ahead of Boris Johnson’s announcement of new, more stringent2019冠状病毒疾病measures. The top three most searched for breeds are all traditional 'family favourites' - Labradors, Cocker Spaniels and Golden Retrievers.

Commenting on this rise in interest, Holly said: “With people staying at home, meaning they have more time on their hands and to spend with family, it’s perhaps unsurprising that some are thinking about getting a puppy. While we would underline that now may not be the right time to bring home a puppy, or make an impulsive decision to get a pet, these figures could be a sign of more people looking to find a breeder directly in the future, which is extremely positive and what Lucy’s Law aims to impose. The new legislationrequires puppies to be born and reared in a safe environment, kept with their mother and only sold from their place of birth, instead of a pet shop or commercial animal dealer.

“目前的情况可能为潜在的新主人提供一个很好的机会来真正做他们的研究-从仔细考虑www.w88.com,如果他们真的准备好了所有的责任与狗,并找到合适的品种为他们,因为有221个选择,了解一个负责任的饲养员长什么样,学会如何在家里“防止小狗出没”,或者改变他们的生活方式以适应新的家庭成员。

“Preventing suffering caused by quick, careless decisions and deceptive, profit-hungry puppy farmers is what Lucy’s Law is all about. The more time you spend, the more aware you will be, and the much more likely you are to bring home a happy, healthy puppy, from a responsible, caring breeder - rather than fuelling untold suffering and heartache as a result of third party sellers hiding horrific breeding conditions.”

More information about responsible breeding and pet ownership can be found on The Kennel Club website.

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