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Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Defra UK Government, Rt Hon Theresa Villiers

#FernsLaw: Update the current pet microchip system which fails missing pets

COMPULSORY TO MICROCHIP OUR DOGS BUT OPTIONAL TO SCAN AND CHECK MICROCHIP REGISTRATION.  Please sign this petition to close the loopholes preventing missing microchipped dogs and cats from getting home.  Stolen Fern was reunited after 6 years because she was picked up as a stray, on her own with no new owner present and her microchip was checked.  If Fern had been taken to the vet with an owner, she would still be missing.  We want ‘sold on’ and ‘kept by finding’ missing dogs and cats, who have a new keeper present, to have the same chance as a stray to get home.   Many missing pets are never reunited with their families because it’s left optional to scan and check microchip registration on the original database to make sure pet and keeper match. Best practice recommendations by the veterinary professionals, authorities and rescues to check microchip registration is devised to be misleading and is approved by Defra.  You only find out the truth when your pet has disappeared.  Updates needed to help missing microchipped pets get home:-  1. Scan and check dogs and cats microchip registration on original database at first veterinary practice appointment, before euthanasia and help make sure contact information is up to date.  This should be implemented across the industry as a Standard Operation Procedure.  2. One microchip number on one database, to prevent new identity being given to missing and stolen pets. 3. Databases must not change registration information without contacting the original keeper.  All databases should be working in unison to a Code Of Practice.   4. When a microchip is scanned the keeper must be contacted immediately by the database before the missing alert is removed. 5. Deceased and injured pets on roads and railways must be checked for a microchip. 6. Seized and hand-in pets must have their microchip registration checked by the authorities and rescues.  7. Immediate reunification if a pet is scanned and is registered as missing on original database. 8.  Defra must issue a warning about the bogus database operating as a UK Pet Registry Database which is taking money from innocent pet keepers, not realising that when their pets microchip is scanned the microchip will read as unregistered!  We have microchipped our pets with the expectation to be reunited if the worst happens and they are lost or stolen. If just one organisation is not committed to scan and check microchip registration the whole system fails and is not fit for purpose. We don’t believe that the Government should only take advice from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and Rescues on this issue, as they are at the centre of this injustice and are protecting themselves first and not putting the welfare of the animals or their clients first. Every missing microchipped pets deserve the right to be reunited with their loving family. Please sign this petition for change. Thank you.  Pet theft rate climbs by 51 per cent in four years, sparking calls for new pet scanning laws: Dr. Daniel Allen ‘s Spatialities of Dog Theft: A Critical Perspective:- Please note that a microchip is not proof of ownership and we are referred to as ‘keepers’ in the Compulsory Dog Microchipping Regulations, which also gives the new keeper the rights to change original registration on a database:- Missing pet groups supporting this petition:-  Stolen And Missing Pets Alliance, Doglost, Pet Theft Awareness, The Dog Union, Murph’s Army, Dog’s Today Magazine, Dog’s Monthly, Dog Tag. Please let us know if you would like your organisation added.  CONTACT YOUR MP: COPY AND PASTE AND SEND TO THEM 

Debbie Matthews
29,203 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Heather Morris

Milos law

My loving family pet Milo was knocked down and killed on new years day the driver hit him and left him lying on road if they'd stopped he may have been able to get veterinary help n have a chance but obviously in today's so called caring community this driver didn't care they've ripped our family apart as Milo was huge part of it his brother is grieving which is hard to watch ,Milo was only year n half whole life ahead of him ,words cannot describe grief I feel,I want law to be changed to move with times road traffic act 1988 protects dogs cattle pigs etc but not cats who are UK's 2 Nd top pet,this is 2019 we need to move with time our laws are dated, 680 cats are killed daily on road,240000killed annually on UK roads yet we dismiss it n walk away that can't be right in today's society surely we are more caring than that ,Milos law would ensure a driver reports hitting cat as you would a dog I'm not looking for huge fines n jail sentences just acknowledgement for that animal if they stopped they might save lives if not then at least through reporting incident owner can be given closure and chance to say goodbyes surely that's not too much to ask, our nation spends a fortune on their pets does this not show that animals are big family members now,in some cases it might be someone's only companion,please help support Milos law it's small change to a dated law but would make a huge difference to thousands of pet owners 

h morris
1,277 supporters
Decision maker responded 6 months ago

Petition to George Eustice MP (DEFRA), John Holland-Kaye CEO (BAA), Lady Mary Fretwell, Pet Cargo Department, Pet Cargo Department, Stephen McNamara, Philip Meeson CEO, Government Relations, David Burling, Managing Director, Christoph Müller CEO, Andrew Swaffield CEO (Monarch)

Cut the Price of Air Travel for Pets to the UK/Ireland within Europe

UK and Irish Airlines must fall in line with the rest of Europe allowing small pets to travel with their owner in the cabin rather than as cargo, thereby cutting the high costs of air travel for cats and dogs. Currently, there are *no* UK or Irish airlines that allow small dogs or cats to travel in the cabin of the plane (inside a pet carrier), which is something most other European countries´ airlines do allow. This is an affordable way to transport your pet compared to the astronomical cost of UK airlines and "pet reception" services. Ireland has it even worse because they need to fly to the UK first and then take a connecting flight from there.  DEFRA needs to abolish its ridiculous insistence that animals have to travel as manifest cargo and making these "pet transport companies" compulsory. Pets weighing more than 8 kg should be allowed to travel with their owners as "special luggage" at similar prices as buggies, golf equipment, bicycles, etc. As an example, to fly one cat as cargo from Lanzarote to London costs around £600 (approx. €700), whereas taking a cat or small dog into the cabin with you to go from Lanzarote to Germany, Holland or Belgium will only incur the cost of extra hand luggage, charged per kilo (between £50 and £100, in the cabin or hold). The following are the results that these high prices (which can NOT be justified) that the UK/Ireland charges are causing: 1. A big increase in pets being abandoned because people cannot afford the cost to get their animal back to the UK/Ireland (especially during this time of economic crisis). We witness it all the time, people who leave the European country they have lived in to return to the UK/Ireland, simply "dumping" their animals on the street or with people whom they tell "it´s only for a short while, we´ll come back and pick up the cat/dog in a month or so" (of course they don´t come back), who then in turn tend to dump or neglect these animals. 2. The local charities who are already stretched to the limits cannot cope with the increased amount of abandoned animals. 3. Cats that are not feral to begin with who are abandoned can suffer and die from depression and do not fare well living on the streets, and dogs generally end up getting run over by a car. WHY do most other European airlines that operate in, for example, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Spain etc., allow small pets to travel inside the cabin, paid for as extra hand luggage, but UK and Irish airlines do not? Since there is no more quarantine these days and the PETS Scheme applies to the UK and Ireland as well, this is obviously not because of health and safety issues, but surely comes down only to money and greed and not the welfare of our pets. We also see many German, Dutch, Belgian, Spanish etc. tourists taking their small dogs (and sometimes cats) on holiday with them, because it is affordable and simple to do with their airlines. There is NO reason whatsoever why UK/Irish airlines cannot do the same.  Pet Owners and Pet Lovers on the island of Lanzarote, the UK, Ireland and elsewhere in Europe demand that changes are made in the way that small pets are transported flying from other European countries to and from the UK and Ireland. This petition does not only stand for Lanzarote, but all other destinations in Europe from where you can not take your pet inside the cabin to fly to the UK and Ireland and have to pay ridiculous prices for pets travelling as cargo. **Haz clic aquí para la Traducción Español de esta solicitud **

Barbarella Buchner
9,455 supporters