Activists worked tirelessly to improve the welfare of animals throughout 2021 – and they aren’t slowing down anytime soon.
In 2021, the UK government launched a pet theft task force to gather evidence about the increase in pet theft during the lockdown.
He prepared a report with further recommendations.
This made dogs involved in seven out of every 10 pet thefts reported by the police – and as a result, made pet abduction a criminal offense in England.
Not only that but plans to act on the #FlopNotCrop campaign were debated in Parliament, a petition for Reggie’s law to regulate online dog sales was submitted to 10 Downing Street, and the Welsh Government launched an animal welfare scheme. Launched and voted for stricter regulation of animal rescue centers. ,
Several steps were taken to reduce the danger of fireworks to animals, including Sainsbury’s launching silent fireworks and lawmakers debating ending the garden’s fireworks display.
However, there is still a lot of room for improvement in things especially when puppy farms are causing more breeding issues than ever before.
As animal welfare is a returned issue, many of these issues are promoted differently in the UK, but all still fight for the respect of animals.
Here are nine dog-related campaigns to keep an eye on in 2022—and what you can do to help:
#FlopNotCrop or #CutTheCrop
Who is running the #FlopNotCrop campaign? FOAL Group Attempts to tighten regulations to prevent loopholes around the ears of puppies.
Ear-biting dogs are currently illegal in the UK but it is still legal to import ear-biting dogs.
Many breeders have taken advantage of this fact by cutting off the puppies’ ears themselves, which increases their value, and have imported puppies from overseas by purchasing fake pet passports.
You can help by not sharing images of dogs with ears clipped out online – the social media trend is partly why these dogs are valued so much.
Founded by pilot Richard Akers after the death of his puppy within 48 hours, Reggae’s Law Pledges to more strictly regulate online dog sales.
Akers believes the puppy was illegally shipped into the country and wants a number of new rules on online dog sales, including higher penalties, for all breeders to be registered with a certain address for legal oversight Photos of puppies sucking on their mothers on websites for proof no foul play.
End Greyhound Racing in the UK
Campaigns to end greyhound racing in the UK have been going on for several years, particularly in 2018 after nearly 1,000 racing greyhounds were killed or killed.
Thankfully that number has fallen over the years, but it remains as high as 400.
Hope Rescue in Llanharn, South Wales is currently leading a campaign to end greyhound racing in Wales and you can sign them online petition ,
Guide Dogs campaign to regulate use of e-scooters
The rise of the e-scooter may be exciting to some, but it is downright terrifying for the visually impaired and equally dangerous for their guide dogs.
Guide Dogs is calling for e-scooters to be “equipped with improved safety features, such as an audible warning when e-scooters are driven, better enforcement against unsafe use and regulation of private e-scooter sales”.
Campaign comes after visually impaired people Elaine Marie Milton Keynes was hit by an e-scooter and hit his guide dog Inca.
reach all fields
Another guide dog campaign – this is to allow assistance dogs to go to all places like restaurants and shops.
The campaign was launched in 2015, after hearing that many guide dog owners were refused entry With your dogs, which is mostly illegal.
you can sign up for campaign update And help by writing a letter to the MPs by sharing the post on social media.
#Bangoutoforder / Regulate Fireworks
This is what the RSPCA coined #Bangoutoforder, but is being promoted by multiple groups – TeamDogs even ran an appeal for toffees last year to quell fireworks.
Last year lawmakers debated ending the Garden Firework Show, Sainsbury’s decided not to sell fireworks, and the ASDA introduced low-noise fireworks, while Morrison only sold fireworks online.
RSPCA intends to continue this campaign till 2022 More Private Fireworks Displays Happening more than ever.
The campaign hopes to encourage local councils to license fireworks displays.
Change breed specific laws
blue Cross The breed is campaigning to end the specific law, which euthanizes thousands of dogs per year under section one of the Dangerous Dog Act.
Current law restricts four types of dogs based on appearance and size, not whether the dog has behaved badly.
Banned types are the Pitbull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentinian, Fila Brasilerios, any crossbreed of those types and any type that fits the physical description of these breeds.
Blue Cross calls on supporters to spread message, combat misinformation about “dangerous” breeds, sign their petition And write to your MP.
Incorporate animal welfare in education
The RSPCA is calling To incorporate animal welfare into education so as to encourage more and more people to enjoy healthy relationships with animals throughout their lives.
The charity hopes that teaching children empathy and compassion for living beings is the first step in tackling issues that affect animal lives today such as neglect, littering and farming practices.
you can help by sign the petition ,
Minimum standards for animal sanctuaries in Wales
The RSPCA is also calling for #safersanctuaries in Wales, where many sanctuaries have been established by loving and caring people but without proper rules.
The Animal Welfare Network of Wales has guidance on ensuring the welfare of animals in sanctuaries, but the RSPCA wants this to become law for all sanctuaries.
You can do this add your name For a letter to Leslie Griffiths AM, Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs.