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Tougher controls to stamp out backstreet breeders
New 'puppy farming' plans don't go far enough
Jollyes takes disciplinary action over controversial poster
Pedigree Wholesale takes new apprenticeship approach
50% rise in pets given as gifts
Lintbells impresses with national 'one to watch' accolade
Independent dog treat manufacturer gets European boost
Observation shows Eukanuba extends life expectancy of dogs
Tetra introduces New Starter Line Aquarium
Happy Christmas from Pet Trade Xtra
Pets at Home signs up to Brighouse retail development
New small animal treats from Mr Johnson’s
OATA welcomes sentence on illegal coral trader
Dog gets wobbles after wolfing down 22 hair bobbles
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Jollyes takes disciplinary action over controversial poster
Jollyes Pet Superstores said it has taken disciplinary action following complaints about a sign in its Bedford branch, which claimed ‘Pets make great Christmas presents’.

Pet Trade Xtra reported last week that the offending poster had caused uproar on social media. Jollyes  received about 100 complaints about the sign, which was eventually removed from the store.

The company apologised on Facebook, and its managing director Nick Pollard admitted: "Something like this should never have happened.”

British Veterinary Association president Sean Wensley said it was absolutely right the sign, at the Alban Retail Park branch, was taken down.

"This kind of advert encourages people at a time of year when it's just not suitable. It might be an impulse purchase that they haven't put a lot of thought into, and even if they have, this isn't a good time of year to get a pet because typically it's quite chaotic," he said.

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