One of the counter arguments to banning the third party sales of puppies is that a ban is totally unenforceable because the illegal activity would be impossible to monitor and there aren’t enough resources to take action. We’re here to prove a ban is highly ENFORCEABLE.
Below are details of a number of cases where illegal/unlicensed pet shops and puppy dealers (third party sellers) have been successfully investigated and prosecuted. What this information shows is that not only is a third party ban highly enforceable, but that the authorities, the police and the RSPCA have a desire to investigate and enforce it.
WORD DOCUMENT: Unlicensed Illegal Pet Shop Prosecutions
PDF DOCUMENT: Unlicensed Illegal Pet Shop Prosecutions
Counter this with the numerous investigations C.A.R.I.A.D. has undertaken, and continues to undertake into licensed pet shops and puppy dealers, and the fact that the authorities, the police and in some instances even the RSPCA have shown absolutely no will, desire or impetus to investigate let alone prosecute. Some such cases involve pet shop licence holders (third party sellers) Little Rascals, Richard Kendall, Peter Kendall, Stacey Hayward, Catwalk Pets, Willow Farm Kennels, to name but a few. What we have here is evidence that licensing legitimises the third party trade and protects those operating under it, whereas a ban would ensure that those operating illegally under a ban could easily be flushed out, investigated and prosecuted.
So when you hear that a ban won’t work, that there aren’t the resources to enforce such a ban and that licensing is the solution – please refer these people/organisations to this blog.