Gove delivers ‘Lucy’s Law’ to protect puppies and kittens

New 'Lucy's Law' legislation laid in Parliament to end puppy and kitten farming today, 13 May informs the Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced.

Lucy's Law will mean that anyone looking to buy or adopt a puppy or kitten under six months must either deal directly with the breeder or an animal rehoming centre.

The ban will also deter puppy smugglers who abuse the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) by bringing underage puppies into the UK which are then sold on for financial gain.