Petition Make responsible pet ownership teaching mandatory in schools

As someone that has worked in both the veterinary and animal rescue industry I’ve seen first-hand the nationwide gap in education relating to pet care.

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We believe bridging the gap between education and understanding responsible pet ownership is the only way we can improve on the current crisis.

Britain is a country which prides itself as a nation of animal lovers. However, there is no mandatory education on responsible pet ownership despite 57% of UK households owning a pet.

As we’ve entered into the post-lockdown period, rescue centres are inundated with abandoned or stray animals.

We believe the root of the current pet overpopulation problem can be traced back to a lack of accurate and up to date understanding relating to responsible pet ownership, including neutering and the benefits it can provide.

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