An Update on The First Lawsuit Against Unethical Breeding in Norway

In 2021, the Norwegian Society for Protection of Animals (NSPCA) launched a formal lawsuit against the Norwegian Kennel Club (NKK), two breed clubs and six individual breeders over violation of the breeding section in the Animal Welfare Act.

The NSPA believes that English Bulldogs and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in Norway have such major health challenges that further breeding of them is in violation of the Animal Welfare Act section 25.

In June this year, the Norwegian Parliament has decided to change the wording of the breeding section of the Norwegian Animal Welfare Act. The new wording clarifies that the Norwegian Kennel Club, the breed clubs, and the individual breeders are all responsible for breeding robust animals which function well and have good health.

This is a very positive signal before the court case on unethical breeding in Oslo City Court in November 2021.



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