This week a new e-petition was launched calling for the ban of exploitive imports of young puppies for sale in the UK.
This comes after the recent high-profile case of Love Island stars Molly Mae Hague and Tommy Fury’s puppy ‘Mr Chai’ passed away after just six days of arriving in the UK.
Behind the petition is 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.
Since its launch on Saturday (27th June), the petition now has over 17k signatures and counting, receiving over 10k in 24 hours and meaning the government must respond.
With the online support of celebrities including Ricky Gervais and Katie Piper, and influencers with huge social media followings including Olivia Attwood and Paige Turley – it’s hoped that the petition will reach the 100k signatures required to be debated in parliament.
In April this year, Lucy’s Law came into effect, banning UK puppy farms and the awful conditions in which puppies and parents lived.
TV vet Marc Abraham spent seven long years campaigning to get the law in place – an incredible achievement.
Despite the change in law, 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.
To sign the petition visit – https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/326261