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The United Kingdom is cracking down on "puppy farms" with a ban on third-party sales of puppies and kittens, including by pet stores. The decision was finalized after a public consultation found 95 percent of the country supported the ban. Animal Welfare Minister David Rutley said Sunday that the law will go into effect soon. "This ban on third party sales of puppies and kittens is part of our commitment to make sure the nation's much-loved pets get the right start in life," Rutley said in a statement. The new law means that those who want to adopt puppies or kittens will have to consult directly with a breeder or a rehoming center, according to the government.