Animals in Britain – level 3
In Great Britain, the government is targeting puppy farms to ensure animal welfare in its new plans to ban third-party sales of puppies and kittens.
Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, said that there is a big problem in Britain (and in Europe) with puppy farming because, at the moment, there are thousands of animals brought up in horrendous conditions and their lives are blighted.
The ban means that pet shops and other commercial dealers will no longer be able to sell kittens or puppies, and those looking for a pet under 6 months old will have to deal with breeders or rescue centres.
Difficult words: target (visit and see if everything is OK), welfare (health and happiness), horrendous (terrible), blighted (ruined).
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