In the first of two Early Day Motions (EDMs) for a debate on animal welfare, Bob Spink MP praises the new pet owners’ website – ThePet.net – for its work in promoting positive pet ownership. He also highlights its role in increasing the public’s understanding of companion animals.
Entitled ‘Promoting the Welfare of Pets and Responsibilities of Pet Owners under the Animal Welfare Act’, the EDM is already gaining massive support from fellow MP’s.
Animal welfare is a hot topic this Christmas as the credit crunch has already resulted in a massive increase in the number of animals dumped in rescue centres nationwide.
Sadly many centres are already now full and as the festive season gets even closer, the situation is expected to get much worse.
The public is once again reminded that a dog is for life and not just for Christmas, with pet owners being encouraged to remember those animals less fortunate than their own this year by making a donation to an animal charity.
Mr Spink, MP for Castle Point, Essex, said “This House congratulates the creators of a new and free internet site ThePet.net – Marc Abraham and Andrew Seel.
We believe this website will increase public understanding of pets, promote more and better pet-friendly services and enable people to obtain more enjoyment from their pets and improve animal welfare.”
Created by TV vet Marc Abraham and online media expert Andrew Seel, ThePet.net is more than just another social networking site and aims to revolutionise our global pet industry forever.
Launched this October, this free website already allows passionate pet owners to share and rate their own experiences of pet-friendly hotels, shops and services, and to ultimately find the best their pet can get.
Pet owners have always exchanged experiences and recommendations in the park or in the vet’s waiting room, but ThePet.net goes a step further, acting as a portal for all pet owners, taking word-of-mouth on a global level.
Marc Abraham asks, “Why should your pet suffer because of the credit crunch? At last there’s a free online service where owners can search, list and evaluate pet-friendly businesses that pride themselves on putting your pet before profit.
What’s more, as the credit crunch bites deeper, we offer free advice and up-to-date information, even including a list of pet-friendly landlords, for those worried about taking their pets into rented accommodation.”
To find reviews of pet-friendly services, list your favourite pet-friendly businesses or even connect online with your friends and their pets, visit www.thepet.net.
Click here to view ThePet.net’s Early Day Motion.