Cat lovers could be the deciding factor in the next UK General Election to be held in May.
Next month the charity Cats Protection will launch the UK’s first “manifesto for cats” in a bid to influence the outcome of the election for the next UK Parliament.
The 10-point manifesto will be unveiled at a House of Commons reception in February. The animal welfare minister Lord de Mauley will be present along with his Labour shadow Angela Smith, and more than 30 MPs who own cats.
The measures being demanded by the charity’s manifesto include having animal welfare added to the National Curriculum so the next generation will understand how better to care for animals, clear labelling of plants that are toxic to cats and allowing the prosecution of owners whose dogs kill cats.