10th August 2017
After eighteen months of consultations with animal rescue groups, advocacy groups and individuals, I have now finalised my Companion Animal Action Paper. It is the blueprint for the work I will be undertaking in parliament.
Of course, there are more issues that will need to be considered over time (for example, companion animals other than cats and dogs, transport of companion animals, use of public space, tenants with animals, penalties for cruelty) but there is plenty to be getting on with in my first term in parliament.
I would like to thank everyone for their contributions, your expertise and input has been invaluable.
Download the full Action Paper HERE