Rachael Maskell MP for York Central met with representatives from Cats Protection in Westminster today to discuss the charity's work to increase regulation on kitten sales and also to improve air gun licensing.
Cats Protection helps around 190,000 cats every year through a network of over 250 voluntary-run branches and 34 centres.
The charity’s Head of Advocacy & Government Relations Jacqui Cuff said:
“It has been a busy year with our major campaign on kitten sales, our 2022 Agenda for Cats launched ahead of the General Election, and our petition calling for licensing of air guns in England and Wales.
“More than 47,000 supporters joined us in calling for better regulation of commercial kitten sales. We have also received over 75,000 signatures for our air guns petition and are delighted the Government has announced it will be reviewing air gun licensing. Sadly, air guns are frequently used to deliberately inflict harm and suffering on cats.
“All this shows that there are a lot of people who want to see real change to improve how cats are treated in the UK.”
To find out more about Cats Protection’s advocacy work, please visit www.cats.org.uk/speakingupforcats.
To read Cats Protection's 2022 Agenda visit https://www.cats.org.uk/2022agenda
To view the air guns petition visit www.cats.org.uk/airgunspetition