Today is a significant milestone for animal welfare, and a major step towards ending cruel puppy farming and smuggling. After all the hard work of Marc Abraham and the Lucy’s Law campaign, I’m so pleased that we finally have this crucial legislation which will help tackle the heart-breaking third-party trade of dogs and cats.
But we also need the public to do their bit to help by always asking to see puppies and kittens interacting with their mothers in their place of birth, looking out for the warning signs, and reporting any suspicious activity. By raising awareness of illegal sellers to the local authorities, we can all help to protect the nation’s cats and dogs and give them the best start in life.
Boycott Dogs4Us thanks Pup Aid, C.A.R.I.A.D and Lisa – Lucy The Rescue Cavalier for heading up the #LucysLaw campaign and for all the groups, rescues and individuals that supported this law, including but not limited to, Saynotopetshoppups, K-9 Angels, Little Rascals now Puppies at Home Dog Breeders Lincoln UK The Facts, Chancepixies Animal Rescue and of course all the supporters of Boycott Dogs4Us.
This means that Dogs4Us can no longer sell puppies!
BREAKING NEWS! Government FINALLY to enact #LucysLaw to ban the sale of puppies in pet shops. They have set an implementation date of 6 April 2020, meaning Dogs4Us and other pet shops have until then to end their puppy sales.
Marc Abraham, Lucy’s Law campaigner and founder of Pup Aid said:
I’m absolutely thrilled that Lucy’s Law is now being laid in Parliament and will come into effect from April 2020. For years irresponsible breeders in the UK and abroad, so-called puppy farmers, have depended on commercial third party sellers – e.g. dealers and pet shops – to keep their breeding dogs and puppies in horrific conditions hidden from the public.
Lucy’s Law is named after one of the sweetest, bravest dogs I’ve ever known, and is a fitting tribute to all the victims of the cruel third party puppy trade, both past and present.
On behalf of my fellow grassroots campaigners I’d like to thank Mr Gove, Defra officials, and every single supporter, parliamentarian, celebrities, and ethical animal welfare organisation that has proudly helped make Lucy’s Law a reality.
Boycott Dogs4Us thanks Pup Aid, C.A.R.I.A.D and Lisa – Lucy The Rescue Cavalier for heading up this campaign and for all the groups that supported them including including Saynotopetshoppups, K-9 Angels,Little Rascals now Puppies at Home Dog Breeders Lincoln UK The Facts, Chancepixies Animal Rescue and of course all the supporters of Boycott Dogs4Us.
We will continue to campaign against Dogs4Us until they stop selling puppies in April 2020 or, hopefully, before that date.
Yesterday (22nd July) around 45 protesters (over the course of the day) protested Dogs4us in Manchester. This is over double the lower end of our pre-protest estimate of 20! Loud and direct the protest had tons of public support. The road was awash with noise as cars tooted to show their disgust at Dogs4us dirty business.
Refreshments were brought by locals that wanted to show support for the campaign and other passers-by joined the demo.
Members of the public and the few customers Dogs4us actually had, read the signs and leaflets about the Sky News and Channel 5 expose showing the cruel conditions dogs were kept in at a breeder that supplied Dogs4us. The megaphone was used to let people know that the Government recommend that you only buy a puppy if you can see the mother and that no so-called ‘responsible’ breeder would sell to a pet shop.
Sacha (the son of the Dogs4Us owner) who came out to photograph the protesters ran back inside Dogs4Us when activists went up to say ‘hi’ (assaulting an activist on his way). Then he cowardly sent his girlfriend out to take photos of the protesters while he hid inside!
Interest in the campaign continues to grow with over 60,000 views on the YouTube video showing the Sky News investigation of Dogs4us. Pledges to boycott continue to overwhelm the campaign and protest numbers continue to be strong. Dogs4us…. it is time to stop selling puppies!