67 MPs wrote a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 2 March, to urge him to sign the International Agreement to Prohibit the Eating of Dogs and Cats.
The Agreement was initiated by World Dog Alliance, an international animal welfare organisation aims to eradicate dog meat consumption worldwide.
The letter was written by Giles Watling MP, the Co-Chair of APPG Animal Welfare Group and Vice-Chair of APPG Dog Welfare Group.
“Nearly two centuries ago, the UK Parliament passed the first ever Animal Welfare Act in the world… the UK is the perfect country to be a lead signatory for this International Agreement…” Watling wrote in the letter.
The letter was popular enough to gather 67 signatures, including 32 from Conservative Party, 25 from Labour Party, 5 from Scottish National Party, 2 from Democratic Unionist Party, 1 from Liberal Democrats, 1 from Plaid Cymru and 1 from Green Party.
Keen supporters include:
Scottish National Party
Democratic Unionist Party