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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: Currently being considered by the Committee
Petition Start Date: 18/09/2019
Open until midday on: 21/11/2019


Petition Signatories

Total signatures: 4241

Name Constituency or Area of residence Date
Anonymous Preseli Pembrokeshire 21/11/2019
Steve Grundy Monmouth 19/11/2019
Karen James Berkshire 16/11/2019
Nicola Pink Derbyshire 16/11/2019
Anonymous Manchester 16/11/2019
Anonymous Leamington Spa 16/11/2019
Mary Kaneen Manchester 15/11/2019
Trudi Weber London 15/11/2019
David Williams Exeter 14/11/2019
Anonymous Scotland 14/11/2019
Elizabeth Rees Clwyd West 13/11/2019
Jennifer Hulme Delyn 13/11/2019
Sarah Underhil Ipswich 13/11/2019
Jacque safe Northamptonshire 13/11/2019
Caroline Mackay Kent 13/11/2019
david finlay Monmouth 12/11/2019
Jacky Garvey Thame 12/11/2019
Carole Munro Milton Keynes Bucks 12/11/2019
Juliette Newton Essex 12/11/2019
Robert Hughes Arfon 11/11/2019
Martyn Webb Monmouth 11/11/2019
Anonymous Sussex 10/11/2019
Christine Hartland Montgomeryshire 10/11/2019
Anonymous Cheshire 09/11/2019
Melanie Mann Hinckley 08/11/2019

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