Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has joined with MPs from across the political spectrum to call on the Government to take action against puppy smuggling.
Members of Dog’s Trust parliamentary Puppy Smuggling Taskforce send a letter to Environment Minister Lord Goldsmith urging the Government to introduce legislation to put a stop to the illegal importation of dogs into Great Britain.
This follows a Dogs Trust report, ‘Puppy Smuggling: Puppies still paying as Government delays’, launched in December 2020 which exposed the cruel puppy smuggling trade.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“Puppy smuggling is an abhorrent practice and criminals have been getting away with it for far too long.
“The Government have delayed for far too long and it’s time that they brought forward the legislation needed to bring this to an end.”