Petition to ban puppy imports reaches 100,000 signatures

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10 August 2020
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An e-petition calling for the ban of exploitative imports of young puppies for sale in the UK has reached 100,000 signatures in just 41 days!

This incredible achievement means that the petition will be considered for debate in parliament, to help bring more awareness to the cause and continue the support for innocent dogs.

The celebrity and influencer support for this petition has been outstanding, including the below names using their online platforms to raise awareness and encourage people to sign.

  • Ricky Gervias
  • Simon Cowell
  • Dame Olivia Newton John
  • Davina McCall
  • Peter Egan
  • Paul O’Grady
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Shirley Ballas
  • Katie Piper
  • Rachel Riley
  • Romesh Rangathan
  • David Gandy
  • Sue Barker
  • Russel Kane
  • Nicole Appleton
  • Sue Perkins
  • Nathan Sykes
  • Nadia Sawalha
  • Katherine Ryan
  • Deborah Meaden
  • Olivia Bowen
  • Lucy Watson
  • Alex Scott
  • Callum Best
  • Meg Matthews
  • Helen Flanagan
  • Olivia Attwood
  • Jack Fincham
  • Paige Turley
  • Saffron Barker
  • Pete Wicks
  • Elliot & Sadie Wright
  • Charlotte Crosby
  • Megan McKenna
  • Laura Anderson
  • Georgia Harrison
  • Jack Maynard
  • Callum Jones
  • Eyal Booker
  • Ashley James
  • Georgia Kousoulou
  • Jess Wright
  • Luisa Zissman
  • Jonathan & Anna Saconne Joly
  • Kate Lawler

Behind the petition (which received over 10k signatures in just 24 hours) is TV vet Marc Abraham, and a young lady named Lucy Parkinson from Preston – a dog lover who decided something needed to be done to stop this from happening again. A perfect example of grass-roots campaigning – Lucy’s passion for the cause is her drive and she is determined to see this through to the end, no matter what it takes.

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Marc Abraham changed the UK puppy-farm law in the UK, which came into effect in April this year – an incredible and important achievement following seven long years of campaigning.

Lucy’s Law was put in place to ban UK puppy-farms and the awful conditions in which the puppies, and parents lived. Most puppies would be sold for thousands online / via Instagram over the standard rate, and then get very sick and often die within weeks (of heart failure or diseases such as parvo-virus).

Unfortunately, there continues to be major problems with the puppy buying industry in the UK with a huge amount being imported abroad meaning their start in life is extremely traumatic. Puppies are not meant to be transported over until 15-weeks, yet they’re being sent over as young as five weeks old, often gravely sick, and being separated far too early from their mothers.

Today marks a colossal step in the journey to protecting the welfare of these innocent dogs.

Click here to sign the petition