This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Petition Emotional Assistance Pet Act Urgently Needed.

To grant the right for people in rented accommodation, who are struggling with emotional distress, depression - to keep a pet regardless of any “No Pet Clause”.

[According to Mental Health Foundation research, major depression is thought to be the second leading cause of disability worldwide.]

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The highest rates of suicides are associated with depressive disorder. More than, 6,00 suicides occur in the UK and Ireland each year. Due to the housing crisis we become "generation rent". The Mental Health Foundation research confirms value of "pet therapy" in suicide prevention and treating depression leading to it. It is scientifically confirmed that human-animal emotional bonds are equal to mother-child one, that no one would dare to question.

This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website

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