We have been lucky enough to catch up with the very busy Lisa Garner, she has filled us in on everything Lucy’s Law related. We have asked her a few questions to help explain what the petition stands for and her future hopes for the campaign in dear Lucy’s honour.
What is Lucy’s Law?
Lucy’s Law is a campaign to ban the sale of puppies by pet shops and all commercial 3rd party dealers.
The campaign is named after Lucy The Rescue Cavalier who was used on a puppy farm for 5 years before being rescued in 2013 from Many Tears Animal Rescue. Lucy was adopted in March of 2013 when her life truly begin.
Lucy captured the hearts of many people around the world who fell in love with her courageous spirit and cheeky personality. Lucy very sadly passed away suddenly in December 2016 after a short illness. Lucy’s Law is named in her honour and will hopefully help all the other ‘Lucys’ still waiting to be saved.
How did the campaign begin?
It’s been a huge team effort behind the campaign including Marc Abraham from Pup Aid, C.A.R.I.A.D (Care and Respect Includes All Dogs) and many, many others who want to see change.
Which celebrities and charities support Lucy’s Law?
Ricky Gervais, Brian May, Peter Egan, Sue Perkins, Rachel Riley, Sarah Millican, Eamonn Holmes, many reality TV personalities.
Also in support are the RSPCA, IFAW, Four Paws, PupAid, C.A.R.I.A.D., and many other well respected animal welfare charities and organisations.
How can people get involved?
People can get involved by signing and sharing the petition, using the hashtag #LucysLaw on social media and also by getting in touch with their local MP and asking them to support the Early Day Motion 695 and also to attend the debate in Parliament in May 2018.