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Read Marc Abraham’s Book on Lucy’s Law: The story of a little dog who changed the world

We are very proud to count vet, campaigner, and author, Marc Abraham among our Animal Champions here at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home. Over the last few years he has been working tirelessly to bring in Lucy’s Law. Now you can read the full story in Marc’s book Lucy’s Law: The story of a little dog who changed the world which is available from 5 March.

Lucy’s Law was named after a gorgeous wee Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who was rescued from appalling conditions at a puppy farm. Sadly, Lucy passed away, but her short life emphasised why this barbaric trade in dogs forced to breed in filthy cramped conditions must stop.

Marc became the figure head for the campaign recruiting the likes of Brian May, Ricky Gervais, Rachel Riley, Clare Balding, Eamonn Holmes, Peter Egan and Sue Perkins to the cause calling for a ban on third party puppy and kitten sales.

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home added its voice and experience to the campaign, attending several meetings with Marc, the SSPCA and the Scottish Government.

“Lucy’s Law means that in England from April 6 2020, third party kitten and puppy dealers will be banned, meaning dogs and cats will only be able to be sourced direct from the breeder, or better still from a reputable rescue shelter like yourselves,” explains Marc. “Both Wales and Scotland have confirmed they will also be bringing in Lucy’s Law revealing their dates soon, with Northern Ireland already beginning talks as well. We hope that within the next year or so there will be no more third party puppy or kitten dealers operating on the UK mainland, making all breeders accountable and encouraging more rescue pet adoption.”

“As you may know I’ve spent the last few months writing a book about the Lucy’s Law, to perhaps inspire other grassroots campaigners with limited/no resources/budgets fighting for animal welfare,” adds Marc, who will be making donations from book sales to organisations that rescue and rehabilitate dogs from puppy farms.

We’re also extremely excited to see that Marc thanked Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, in his new book, for our support during the Lucy’s Law campaign and as an extra thank you to all our supporters there is a very special 20% discount available from publishers Mirror Books, using the code “LUCY”.



Henry Northmore

Senior Media and Public Affairs Officer

Henry Northmore has a background in charity communications, policy and public affairs, alongside a long career in journalism. Lifelong cat fan.

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