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Closed petition Change the law to prevent the sales of live animals in pet stores.

Change the law to prevent the sale of live animals (classed as 'pets') in pet stores and also to prevent pet stores paying breeders to provide animals for sale.
Instead require local and national pet store licensing regulations to include adoption centre information as a matter of course.

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The introduction of Lucy's Law in 2020 meant that puppies and kittens can only be sold by registered breeders or requires potential owners to consider adoption. There is no such protection for animals like rabbits, guinea pigs, fish, gerbils etc. The Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill currently being debated shows that animals currently on sale in pet stores have sentience, in the same way as cats and dogs. We ask therefore that the Government affords the same protection to these other animals.

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