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First Feline Manifestio in Parliament

19 February 2015
First Feline Manifestio in Parliament

The UK's first 'Manifesto for Cats' was launched at the House of Commons yesterday, Tuesday 10 February, to put feline welfare on the political agenda ahead of the General Election.

We unveiled the 10-point document at a reception hosted by Neil Parish MP, Chairman of the Associate Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare, and supported by Petplan. The event was attended by 40 MPs and Lords including Lord de Mauley, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for natural environment and science; and Angela Smith MP, shadow minister for environment, food and rural affairs.
 
Cat lovers can support the manifesto by visiting www.cats.org.uk/manifesto where you can read the document, view a video of cats and their owners explaining why the manifesto is important to them. We also have an online e letter we’d like people to send to their MP to seek their support. 
 
You can also view official photos from the reception on our Facebook page and read a behind the scenes blog post on our Meow blog.
 
Photo credit: Philippa Gedge.