Help Blue Cross put pet welfare on the national curriculum
The government is reviewing the national curriculum for England and Blue Cross needs you and your clients help to make sure that children are taught what pets need to be happy and healthy.
Please contact your MP and ask them to help ensure that the five basic needs of animals, as set out in the Animal Welfare Act 2006, are included in the curriculum for primary school children.
Children are the pet owners of the future, so teaching them to care for and respect pets from an early age is essential if we're to make a positive change to animal welfare.
Problems of neglect, cruelty and abandonment often happen because people don't understand what a pet needs, how to care for them and how much it will cost.
The draft curriculum for primary schools is currently out for consultation and Blue Cross has teamed up with a number of other charities to urge the government to include reference to the welfare needs.
The consultation closes on Tuesday April 16. So please contact your MP today and encourage your clients to do the same to help make pet welfare an important part of learning.