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The Path Ahead for Pet Welfare & Licensing

Following the successful development and implementation of compulsory dog microchipping in 2015, Defra turned its attention to the need to update and streamline the controls on pet licensing, and in particular around the breeding and selling of puppies. Marisa Heath at Canine & Feline Sector Group reveals that the legislation should cover a wide range of different businesses, including
the supply chains, wholesalers, consolidators, breeders, franchisees, home vendors, very small single-branch pet shops and the huge public-facing chains.