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The three e-petitions to be debated are number 300535 on the trade in shark fins, number 326261 on the import of puppies, and number 574305 on the cropping of dogs’ ears. 

These three subjects relate to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ Action Plan for Animal Welfare, published on 12 May 2021.

This debate pack provides background information and useful links. 


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