Pets Not For Sale in UK? Government Bans Shops Selling Puppies and Kittens
Pet shops won't be allowed to sell kittens and puppies in UK (Photo credits: Pixabay)

Considering the animal exploitation and abuse that goes on in the country, the UK government has passed on a law to ban the sale of puppies and kittens. The new law will thus put a ban on puppy farms and unethical dealers who do not care about the welfare of animals. The decision will be implemented after seeking support from the public. But they are in support of the ban of third-party sales. So if you are looking to buy a kitten or a puppy then they will have to get in touch with a breeder or re-homing centres. The 2018 Pet Rich List: Know The Names of World's Richest Animals Ranked by Their Net Worth.

So pet shops too will not be allowed to keep animals like puppies and kittens for sale. Animal Welfare Minister David Rutley said the ban "is part of our commitment to make sure the nation’s much-loved pets get the right start in life." Animal welfare groups are definitely happy with this move, which marks an important step for them. With the new law enforcement, breeders will come under fire, those who had been smuggling puppies or kittens will be cracked down. The legislation will roll out next year after public consultations, which are already in favour. Pet Owners Pray to Saint Lazarus, Seek Divine Intervention To Cure Dogs At This Festival in Nicaragua. 

This ban will also look after the licensed breeders who sometimes forcefully breed the animals unethically for their sale. A dog's shelter Battersea Dogs Home chief said the rules will "make sure the nation's much-loved pets get the right start in life". In recent times, the government has implemented various measures for animal welfare In the month of October, a law banned licensed shops from selling puppies and kittens under the age of eight weeks. It is indeed a good move by the government and something that needs to pass on even in other countries in the world.