What we have achieved
Our Progress in 2022
Pet Industry Federation shortlist Dr Daniel Allen as finalist for Special Achievement (Pet Professional) Award for work on Pet Theft Reform.
Proposals to make dog abduction a specific crime in Scotland launched at the Scottish Parliament.
Dr Daniel Allen and Debbie Matthews attend Points of Light reception at 10 Downing Street
Your UK Parliament Awards 'highly commends' Pet Theft Reform in the Petition Campaign of the Year 2022 Award category.
Our Progress in 2021
The history of our campaign
Pet Theft Reform Parlimentary Debate
Pet Theft Reform Discussion with Petitions Committee
On 3 June, Petitions Committee member Tom Hunt MP held a video call with Dr Daniel Allen, an animal geographer who started a petition calling for tighter laws on pet theft, and other campaigners on this issue. The petition was due to be debated in Parliament before Westminster Hall sittings, where petitions debates are held, had to be suspended due to social distancing rules.
Debbie Matthews, Jayne Hayes, Gareth Johnson MP, Dr Daniel Allen, Ross Thomson MP, Professor John Cooper QC and Richard Jordan deliver the Pet Theft Reform petition to 10 Downing Street.
Dr Daniel Allen's petition to 'Reclassify the theft of a pet to a specific crime in its own right' gained 107,352 signatures. The debate, chaired by Mike Hill MP, took place on Monday 2 July 2018 at 4.30pm. The full debate video, transcript and research are available here.
July 2, 2018
Pet Theft Reform team and supporters at Westminster Hall. Gareth Johnson MP sponsored the MP drop-in, this was followed by the House of Commons petitions committee debate.