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Cats Protection urge Westminster candidates to back five-year welfare agenda

22 May 2017
Cats Protection urge Westminster candidates to back five-year welfare agenda

We’ve launched our Agenda for Cats to urge candidates in next month’s General Election to back measures to improve the lives of the nation’s cats.

The 10-point plan calls on politicians from all parties to support measures to protect cats from abandonment, harm and neglect if they are elected.

The 2022 Agenda highlights issues we want to see tackled during the next parliament – from bringing in the compulsory microchipping of cats and making animal welfare part of the National Curriculum, to banning snares and introducing licensing of air guns in England and Wales.

Cats Protection’s Advocacy and Government Relations Manager, Jacqui Cuff, said: “Nearly a quarter of UK households own a cat, and their welfare will be of great importance to many voters. We are calling for modern legislation to better protect cats from harm and ensure their welfare.”

Our Advocacy team will be writing to all candidates to ask them to pledge support for the 10-point Agenda. Cat lovers can join in by also writing to candidates in the area to ask for support.

To find out how you can help, and to view a full version of the agenda, click here