A ban on third party puppy and kitten sales will be made law in Wales within the next few months.
Campaigners have long called for the regulation as a way of stopping so-called puppy farms from operating in poor conditions.
Lucy’s Law, named after a dog rescued from a breeding farm in Wales, came into force in England from April.
After a consultation, the Welsh Government announced a similar ban will come into effect in Wales.
Current Welsh Government regulations mean a local authority licence is only needed by those breeding three litters or more per year.
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In October 2019, a BBC Wales investigation into “filthy” conditions at breeding sites which