Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 April 2014

Naomi Long steps in on dog control

New MPs in Westminister...Alliance Deputy Leader Naomi Long MP, at Westminster, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday May 18, 2010. See PA story POLITICS MPs. Photo credit should read: Clive Gee/PA Wire ...A

ON the day parliament started its new session, Naomi Long (below) tabled two Commons motions about puppies.

The Alliance MP wants new laws to ban the sale of puppies in pet shops and control the breeding of dogs.

She said animals bought in shops, or via the internet, are almost exclusively bred on puppy farms and there are no controls on advertising.

"Dogs are not a retail commodity and should be bought only from licensed breeders," Ms Long said.

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