We call for changes in the Laws governing animals for sale on Internet sites.
Responsible department: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
We urge the Government to review the current Laws governing animal welfare to include animals for sale on trading internet sites.
Currently live animals can be advertised for sale on these internet sites and there are no laws, few rules, checks or protection for the animals. Some animals offered for sale or “free to good home” can end up in the ownership of unscrupulous people involved in criminal activity, or worse still, animal cruelty such as dog fighting. Some animals are being used as” live bait” for this so called entertainment.
These internet sites are rapidly expanding and we call upon the Government to bring into effect new legislation or expand existing Animal welfare laws to cover the sales of live animals on Internet sites.
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