Kennel Club welcomes incoming Labour government

Katie Court
Authored by Katie Court
Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 12:00

Following the General Election, The Kennel Club has congratulated the incoming Labour government, and Sir Keir Starmer on becoming Prime Minister, and calls for collaboration with the new Government to reshape laws surrounding dog welfare, encourage responsible breeding and support owners with caring for their pets.

Last month, the dog welfare organisation launched a wide-ranging eight-point plan which highlighted the key issues facing owners and their pets, and detailed the legislative changes and alternative measures which need to be taken to better dog welfare, advocating education and behaviour change to bring about improvements.

Mark Beazley, Chief Executive at The Kennel Club, said: "The Kennel Club congratulates Sir Keir Starmer on becoming Prime Minister, and the Labour Party, who have pledged to improve animal welfare and end puppy farming and smuggling. We therefore look forward to working with the incoming Labour government to protect dog welfare, help owners provide the best care for their pets, and ensure previous obligations, such as banning cruel electric shock collars, are prioritised."

The Kennel Club manifesto can be found by visiting and more information about how The Kennel Club campaigns to make a difference for dogs and their owners is available on the organisation's website:

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