The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cats held an event in Parliament on 14 March 2023 calling for cats to be included in pet theft law.
APGOCATS is concerned that cases of recorded cat theft have reached an all-time high according to data from Pet Theft Awareness. The Cat Theft report 2022 has found that, in 2021, the number of cases has increased an astonishing 40% since 2020 and quadrupled since 2015. Unfortunately, current proposals for a new offence of pet abduction will not include cats at the outset.
We were delighted that over 50 politicians attended. It was great to have so many parliamentarians show support for cats to be included in any new pet abduction offence.
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