Watch our documentary to hear more about kittens Franky, Cookie and Bella, who were sold too soon.
68% of cats purchased in the last year were found online, according to our CATS report.
While online shopping has become a huge part of our lives, particularly during the pandemic, the online sales of cats and kittens can have heart-breaking consequences.
Separating kittens from their mother before the age of eight weeks can have an impact on their behaviour, health and sometimes even their survival.
Unscrupulous sellers, looking to make a quick profit, are selling kittens underage that are weak, prone to illness and in the worse cases may die.
Mum cats can be mistreated and kept in poor conditions, bred for their kittens again and again.
That’s why we’re calling for cat breeding to be regulated across the UK.
Since last year, cat breeding has been regulated in Scotland* but the rest of the UK has no restrictions.
Without regulation, there is no way to stop this happening. Only by ensuring cat breeding is properly regulated can we protect cats and kittens from suffering.
Sign our petition calling for cat breeding to be regulated.
Together, we can stop the Big Kitten Con.
*You can sign this petition wherever you live in the UK, including Scotland