Campaigners against 'puppy farming' say they're disappointed that the Welsh Government has withdrawn an attempt to tighten up rules on dog breeding. The regulations will be reintroduced in the autumn following a fresh consultation.
Linda Goodman of the campaign group CARIAD says she's disappointed by a further delay but says the group 'won't walk away' from the consultation, adding that 'our only concern is the welfare of dogs and the only thing we're interested in is that the regulations are fit for purpose.'
The Welsh Government has been forced to withdraw new rules which were supposed to clamp down on puppy farming. Natural Resources Minister, Alun Davies, says it's because of 'a lack of clarity' over the ratio of dogs allowed per breeder.
New regulations will be introduced in the autumn after a fresh consultation over the summer. Opposition politicians had previously warned about the lack of clarity in the current regulations.