Animal Activists had a bit of a surprise when Scotland announced last week it, too, was joining England and Wales in ending the sale of dogs and cats in retail stores.
Scotland has had a reputation for puppy farming as does Ireland. During an inquiry about a year ago, some of the big nonprofits in Scotland surprised animal activists when they pushed back on a countrywide ban.
Many felt Scotland would join Northern Ireland in sitting out the UK admonition to ban.
It was a bit shocking, pleasantly so, when Scotland announced it is moving forward with a ban.
A new law aimed at cracking down on so-called puppy farms will be passed through Scottish Government, the Edinburgh Evening News can reveal.New law to BAN puppy farming in Scotland confirmed at ‘historic’ meeting
Known as Lucy’s Law, it will ban the sale of kittens and puppies from third parties, making buyers deal with breeders directly.