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e-Petition: Do not implement licensing for show dogs, cats and shown horses

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The Welsh Government is currently consulting on new Regulations regarding Animal Exhibits which includes a proposal that anyone exhibiting (showing) a dog or cat (or other pet species) in Wales will need to be licensed and inspected. Thousands of dogs and cats and horses come to Wales every year to be shown so such a licensing scheme is not only impractical and unnecessary it will actually have an impact upon Wales' economy. Dogs (registered with the Kennel Club) cats (registered with the governing Council of the Cat Fancy) or horses shown in hand and under saddle should be exempt from registration. We ask that the Welsh Government to 'add the keeping of dogs, cats and horses engaged in competitive events’ to Regulation 3(4) which lists a number of exempted activities that are proposed should not be subject to the proposed licensing scheme.
Thousands of people in Wales show their dogs but more importantly many more thousands of exhibitors regularly come to Wales from all over the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland to compete at shows held in the Principality. Figures are not available for cats or horses but there are two major championship shows which between them attract over 11,000 dogs and over 200 open shows each year attracting hundreds at everyone. The owners of these dogs based outside Wales not be licensed so will simply not be able to attend.
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Petition details

Petition Status: Collecting signatures
Petition Start Date: 18/09/2019
Open until midday on: 21/11/2019
Principal Petitioner(s) Our Dogs


25 most recent signatures

Total signatures: 4062

Name Constituency or Area of residence Date
Anonymous Carnforth 17/10/2019
Samantha Lewis Midhurst 17/10/2019
Mateaki Mafi Ogmore 17/10/2019
John Dakin Leeds 17/10/2019
Annemarie Davies Manchester 17/10/2019
Anonymous Cheshire 17/10/2019
Maureen Burke Bermuda 17/10/2019
Anonymous Salzburg 17/10/2019
Anonymous Chesterfield 16/10/2019
Damian Krawczuk Iceland 16/10/2019
susan prevost essex 16/10/2019
Gaynor Wilkinson Delyn 16/10/2019
Clare Philpott Cornwall 16/10/2019
Victoria Jones South Gloucestershire 15/10/2019
Alan hill Plymouth devon 15/10/2019
jane jenkinson cornwall 15/10/2019
Bg plant Ceredigion 15/10/2019
Anonymous Caerphilly 15/10/2019
Anonymous Newport East 15/10/2019
Paul Allen Vale of Glamorgan 15/10/2019
Kay Douglas Carlisle 15/10/2019
Anonymous Oxfordshire 15/10/2019
Stephen Smith Newcastle upon Tyne 15/10/2019

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