Online Event (26 February): #APetInEveryHome – Jasmine’s Law and Pets in an Age of Lockdown

On Friday 26 February 2021 at 9.30am (UK time), Andrew Rosindell MP will be hosting a half-day conference on his Ten Minute Bill, ‘Jasmine’s Law’ and his campaign for #APetInEveryHome.

Increases in pet ownership and the percentage of the population in rented accommodation, combined with just 55% of landlords allowing pets, means that thousands of people are being forced to give up their pets every year. Andrew Rosindell’s bill will change this, by banning blanket “no pets” clauses in rented accommodation. Subject to certain requirements and exemptions, the right to own a pet would be assumed. 

The conference will be composed of two presentations, one by Andrew and another by Jen Berezai of Advocats, along with two panels discussing Andrew’s legislation and the importance of pets during lockdown.

Speakers include:

  • Andrew Rosindell, MP for Romford 
  • Anna Webb, broadcaster, behaviour and nutrition expert
  • Dr Elizabeth Ormerod, academic and Chair of the Society for Companion Animal Studies
  • Gabby Kuehn, Founder of PAAW House
  • Jen Berezai, Co-founder of AdvoCats
  • Sarah Dixon, Director of the FOAL Group
  • Peter Laurie, Interim CEO of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

More details on the event, including a link on how to register can be found here.

Quote from SCAS: “Andrew Rosindell MP has introduced a Pets in Housing Bill that, if passed, would allow people to keep pets in rented properties. SCAS has been campaigning for such legislation for many years. Please attend the online event that Andrew is hosting on the morning of the 26th February. Our Chairman Dr Elizabeth Ormerod will be serving on the Panel to deliver knowledge on this very important topic, including about progress being made overseas. Please share the link to this meeting widely – all are welcome.”

Secondly, PAAW House are running a letter-writing campaign to MPs asking them to support Andrew’s bill.

This will increase support within Parliament for this legislation with the aim of convincing the Government to make time for the bill to pass, or to incorporate its ideas into new and existing legislation. Please take some time to take part here – – and share this widely.

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