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We did it!

Thanks to your support in signing and sharing our campaign.

  • Over 200,000 people watched our campaign video 
  • More than 40,000 e-letters were sent to Members of Parliament
  • Over 7,000 postcards were sent to the Government Minister demanding a change in the law to protect cats and kittens bred for sale.
  • 13 Parliamentary Questions were asked about kitten sales in the House of Commons.
We hand delivered the postcards to Lord Gardiner at the Department for Enivronment, Food and Rural Affairs, as promised. On average, each MP received 60 letters and as a consequence, a number of them piled pressure on the department. With your help, we showed the government how strongly we all feel about kitten welfare.

We're pleased to say that the government now proposes to end the sale of kittens under eight weeks old and plans to close the loophole in the law that allows people to run unlicensed pet shops from home by breeding their own cats. Once these regulations are in place, anyone selling kittens as a business will need to apply for an animal activities licence and will be subject to inspections. The government also plans to make enforcement of animal welfare under these licences more effective.

We're really grateful for the support that we received - we couldn't have done it without you. We will continue to work closely with the government over the coming months on the detail of these proposals to protect the welfare of kittens sold commercially.