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Animal welfare during covid-19

EDM (Early Day Motion) 544: tabled on 02 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges the excellent work of all animal welfare organisations during covid-19; notes that Cats Protection, along with other animal welfare organisations, is responding to a high number of inquiries including questions related to pets and covid-19; supports the actions taken by these organisations to provide advice and information on cat welfare to cat owners; celebrates the activities and efforts of the Cat Protection staff and its thousands of volunteers across the UK in helping cats in these challenging times; acknowledges Cats Protection and other companion animal welfare charities are facing funding uncertainty at this time; supports Cats Protection in rolling out hands-free homing to allow cats to once again be re-homed by the charity; is concerned about the potential for a kitten crisis given that it is now kitten season and access to neutering is currently limited; and notes that Cats Protection estimates that, up to an additional 84,000 kittens could be born, based on the number of cats the charity neutered last year and other factors.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.