DEBATE IN PARLIAMENT DURING COVID LOCKDOWN: PET THEFT REFORM DEBATE ZOOMING INTO HISTORY

DEBATE IN PARLIAMENT DURING COVID LOCKDOWN: PET THEFT REFORM DEBATE ZOOMING INTO HISTORY

The Petitions Committee contacted us about making a Zoom call to present our #PetTheftReform petition to MP Tom Hunt who had elected to present the debate in Parliament. We are the first debate to be heard in this format, the call took place on Wednesday 3rd June 2020. We are unsure of the new procedure or when we will get a response from the Minister.

The Zoom call was recorded and will be made public soon!

Thank you for your continued support and patience.

The SAMPA team: Debbie Matthews, SAMPA, Professor John Cooper QC, Dr Daniel Allen, petitioner and Patron, MP Tom Hunt, Freya Woodhall, stolen dog Willow, Beverley Cuddy, Dogs Today Magazine & Patron and Marc Abraham, multi award winning vet and successful campaigner for #LucysLaw & APDAWG.

Updated briefing document:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uj5efglxbb3zogg/pet%20theft%20briefing%202020%20beverley%20cuddy.pdf?dl=0

Information and ways you can help:

On hold:- Invite your MP to attend, template letter for you:- http://www.stolenandmissingpetsalliance.co.uk/write-to-your-mp/

Dr Daniel Allen, Animal Geographer at Keele University and SAMPA patron has explained why we need Pet Theft Reform:

Dog theft on the rise: how in danger is your pet and what can be done about it? https://theconversation.com/dog-theft-on-the-rise-how-in-danger-is-your-pet-and-what-can-be-done-about-it-125010

Spatialities of Dog Theft: A Critical Perspective: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/9/5/209

Professor John Cooper QC (Legal Adviser) produced the Pet (Theft) Bill which didn’t reach it’s second reading because of Brexit:- https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/2017-2019/0245/cbill_2017-20190245_en_2.htm#l1g1

Beverley Cuddy (SAMPA Patron) produced the Pet Theft document brief:- http://bit.ly/PETTHEFTDEBATE

A lot of work has gone into to this as you can see, please get involved.

#LucysLaw did it to stop puppy farming and #FinnsLaw is in place to protect working police dogs, now it’s our turn to protect our own pets.

Make ALL pets safer, keep emailing your MPs to let them know how important this issue is especially to you as a pet owner. Keep the pressure on.

Petitions supporting families with missing dogs and cats, please check the following links to see if you have signed. Thank you:-

#PetTheftReform petition https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300071

#FernsLaw petition https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300010

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