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THE Welsh Government has launched a second round of consultation on proposals to amend the legislation governing the breeding of dogs in Wales.
The proposed new legislation, the Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) Regulations 2012, was initially subject to consultation in October 2010 (VR, October 30, 2010, vol 167, p 673) and over 500 responses were received. However, progress was delayed in March last year, when the then minister for rural affairs, Elin Jones, announced that further consideration was needed (VR, March 19, 2011, vol 168, p 288).
In a written ministerial statement coinciding with the publication of the new consultation documents on December 20, 2011, John …