I have tabled amendments to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill regarding the issue of Pet Theft.
As many of you know this has become a significant issue particularly over the last year during the COVID pandemic.
I've worked with Conservatives MPs, organisations such as Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance, our local Conservative councillors and the community in Chingford & Woodford Green to press the need for the government to take the issues around #PetTheftReform seriously.
The issues covered in the amendments to this Bill include:
- Banning cash sales of pets
- Making it mandatory for vets to scan the microchips when pets are brought in.
- Making the offence of pet theft a specific category of crime, carrying much more significant fines and sentencing.
I will keep you updated as to the progress of these important amendments.