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P-04-339 Enforcement of Animal Welfare Standards in the Puppy Farming Industry in South West Wales

Petition wording:

We call on the Welsh Assembly to urge the Welsh Government to stage an independent inquiry into the enforcement of animal welfare standards in the puppy farming industry in South West Wales.


This intervention and independent investigation is as a result of the widespread abhorrence at the ease with which the licences are issued and subsequent lack of enforcement. This abhorrence is creating an extremely negative image of Wales throughout Wales, the United Kingdom and internationally.It is our contention that the setting up of an independent inquiry is the only way forward and will go some way in restoring the reputation of Wales throughout the UK and Internationally. Hopefully it will also curtail the activities of unlicensed puppy farmers & their reprehensible practices.


Lead petitioner:

Colin Richardson


Number of signatures:



The Committee considered this petition on 23 February 2016 under Agenda Item 4 – Petitions Proposed for Closure, and agreed to close the petition.


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 07/04/2014

Consultation process

Please see the consultation letter below for more information.


The Committee welcomes responses from both individuals and organisations. If you are responding on behalf of an organisation, please provide a brief description of the role of your organisation.


Generally, we ask for submissions to be made in writing because it is normal practice for the National Assembly to publish evidence provided to a Committee on our internet site so that it becomes part of the public record. However, we are also able to accept evidence in audio or video format.


The Committee welcomes contributions in English or Welsh, and we ask organisations with Welsh Language policies/schemes to provide bilingual submissions, in line with their public information policies.


If you wish to contribute evidence, please send an electronic copy of your submission to Alternatively, you can submit it by post to:


Committee Clerk, Petition Committee, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, CF99 1NA.


Submissions should arrive by Monday 6 December 2011. It may not be possible to take into account responses received after this date.





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