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Petition to APGAW - All Party Group for Animal Welfare, United Kingdom, Animal Welfare Foundation, British Veterinary Association

Urgent plea - trying to make the cost of neutering/spaying cats more affordable to all

Every responsible pet owner wants to get their cats neutered or spayed, but the cost is simply so expensive, that some owners are unable to afford this treatment.   Neutered cats are much better pets and studies have also shown that females spayed before they are six months old have a significantly reduced risk of mammary (breast) cancer.  Neutered males cannot develop testicular cancer, and spayed females cannot develop uterine or ovarian cancer, and both have a reduced risk of mammary cancer.   It is also the case that if male cats are neutered later or not at all, they may continue aggressive scent-marking (spraying with urine), out of sheer force of habit.   If a cat is left unneutered, the cats can reproduce numerous times during their lifetime giving birth themselves to over 200 kittens, in just 12 years.   1 cat x 6 kittens per litter x 3 litters per year x 12 years =   216  possible kittens over 12 years  216 kittens x 6 kittens per litter x 3 litters per year x 12 years =  46,656 possible kittens over 12 years  46,656 kittens x 6 kittens per litter x 3 litters per year x 12 years = 100,77,696 possible kittens over 12 years  1 cat, 100,77,696 kittens over a 12 year period The cycle continues, and this is just from one cat.  These figures are shocking  The lucky cats get to live with loving caring owners, but sadly for each of these there are hundreds not so lucky. They are either euthanized, abandoned or suffer horrifically at the hands of some evil humans.   The abandoned ones become totally feral, and then live in colonies and can get diseases which can spread and which can be passed onto domestic cats.  For the ones who become ill, they will then suffer pain and eventually die without ever knowing of human love and kindness.  Animal rescues and sanctuaries are overrun with unwanted kittens and cats.  Some of the rescue centres only home the cats for a certain length of time before they then have to be euthanized, and the cost in food, cat litter, cleaning products, vaccinations etc is huge.   We need to bring down the cost of this particular medical procedure.                           

Tracy Ramsden
1,087 supporters
Update posted 9 hours ago

Petition to Responsible department: Department for Environment Food, and Rural Affairs


C.A.G.E.D North West 'Ban the Bolt' Campaign   [Petition Supported by Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon] Each year an estimated 10,000 ex-racing greyhounds are 'unaccounted' for -- puppies that don’t make the grade, dogs that sustain injuries, are pregnant or unable to find homes, most are less than five years old.Many of these dogs are disposed of in the most 'economical' way - by bolt gun. Under existing UK legislation, any person can use a bolt gun to destroy a greyhound, if they are the legal owner. Attempted destruction of greyhounds by bolt has resulted in innocent dogs being left to suffer in agony for hours, before being found and taken to a veterinary surgery to be finally put to sleep by lethal injection.These dogs should at the very least be entitled to a humane death. Destruction of greyhounds should only be performed by use of intravenous euthanasia, administered by qualified veterinary surgeons. Following the controversial use of bolt guns by RSPCA inspectors a few years ago, the RSPCA requested the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) comment on their review of its 2004 euthanasia rules and guidelines. In April 2010 the RCVS announced that use of the captive bolt guns on dogs was inappropriate.Defra have the power to end this cruel practice so we are calling on them to immediately abolish the use of captive bolt guns to destroy greyhounds in the UK.For more information please click on the links below to read about Milton the greyhound and use of bolt gun in destruction.      

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