Fourteen MPs have pledged to support Dogs Trust’s new Puppy Smuggling Taskforce, to call on the government to stop the illegal importation of puppies into the UK.
They include Neil Hudson (pictured), MP for Penrith and The Border, who is the only vet in the House of Commons.
The charity is calling on government to end puppy smuggling after exposing the trade through four undercover investigations. It believes current legislation is not fit for purpose.
Hudson commented: ‘As an MP and veterinary surgeon, I am passionate about animal health and welfare and am very happy to add my support to this important campaign.’
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