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‘Owning a pug is not cool’, Lords warn, as health concerns about genetically modified dogs increase

Owning and breeding designer dogs like pugs is “self-indulgent” because of the damaging genetic defects they suffer, a Conservative minister has warned. 

Lord Gardiner said people should “respect animals as they are” after peers warned people are buying the animals because of celebrity social media posts and demanded the Government tell people the pets are “not cool”.

Speaking in a debate in the House of Lords members warned against the unregulated breeding of dogs and cats which can result in painful health conditions. 

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