Huge over­haul of wel­fare leg­is­la­tion

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The RSPCA has wel­comed the in­tro­duc­tion of new reg­u­la­tions in Eng­land to im­prove wel­fare in the breed­ing and sell­ing in­dus­try, crack down on il­le­gal puppy farm­ing, and pro­tect an­i­mals used in the busi­ness world, mak­ing it the big­gest over­haul of wel­fare leg­is­la­tion in more than a gen­er­a­tion. The in­tro­duc­tion of the An­i­mal Wel­fare Eng­land Reg­u­la­tions 2018 (li­cens­ing of ac­tiv­i­ties in­volv­ing an­i­mals) will en­sure bet­ter stan­dards in rid­ing cen­tres, board­ing and an­i­mal ex­hibits. A li­cence will be re­quired to: Hire out horses Sell pets com­mer­cially Pro­vide board­ing for cats and dogs Breed dogs Keep or train an­i­mals for ex­hi­bi­tion It’s hoped the new stan­dards will en­sure bet­ter an­i­mal wel­fare and force a much­needed crack­down on puppy farm­ing.

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