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Petition Ban third party sales of rabbits in England.

The Government should ban third party sales of rabbits in England (i.e. pet shops) & require people to buy direct from a licensed breeder or adopt from a rescue centre instead. Licensed breeders will be required to show the rabbit's birth certificate & meet certain licence conditions.

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This should reduce the number of rabbits who are sick, traumatised & unsocialised due to low-welfare breeding & selling environments, as well as meet the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act 2006, which states that animals should have a “suitable environment” and “be able to exhibit normal behaviour patterns”. Research has shown there are prevalent welfare issues in the UK pet rabbit industry & banning third party sellers should make rabbit breeders more accountable.

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