It’s a dog’s life as MP backs local canine welfare charity campaign
Margaret Ferrier MP has given her backing to the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust.
They were at the House of Commons to highlight the UK’s growing puppy smuggling problem to a host of MPs.
Following its initial report into puppy smuggling in November 2014, Dogs Trust this year conducted its second in-depth investigative report focused on the puppies travelling illegally into Britain under the Pet Travel Scheme. The charity found substantial evidence that underage puppies are still regularly entering the country on false documentation and are subsequently sold to unsuspecting consumers.
Margaret Ferrier MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West said:“It’s evident that greater measures need to be put in place to deter people from smuggling puppies into this country illegally, and I know my colleagues at the Scottish Government are closely monitoring our legislation as well as looking at proposals by the Welsh National Assembly which would make the legislation tighter.”