The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cats will be holding its AGM on the 7th June 2023 at 10am.
There will also be a policy discussion where we will cover key areas including; the Kept Animal’s Bill and the introduction of compulsory microchipping for pet cats in England, as well as exploring new areas relevant to cat welfare the APPG can focus on in the future.
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.
Please contact the secretariat for further details.
On the 16th March a meeting will be held pet ownership and the rental market. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The meeting will be held over Zoom, the meeting link will be sent to those that RSVP closer to the date of the event.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cats will be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting. This meeting is required to elect a new co-chair for the group. APGOCATs are very grateful for all the work our previous co-chair, Steve Reed MP, did with the group over the years.
The meeting will also be an oppertunity for members to discuss the publication of the loneliness report and the next steps for the group.
This meeting with be held virtually on the 10th September at 1.30pm – please RSVP to email@example.com.